Oh, God can be so good. When we stop and look at all the little blessings in a day we can be reminded of this, even in the Blue of December, the bleak mid-winter. It might be a box of oranges and sand and seashells–summer in a box from a precious Texas cousin. It might be smiling faces of loved ones on Christmas cards. It might be the sweetness of a cookie. It might be a joke in your favorite holiday movie. It might be the glow of an Advent candle.
Look for them. Notice the thousands of moments that God gives us each day. There are 86,400 seconds in a day. Surely at least half of them are good. Even if they are when you are sleeping, filled with rest and peace.
Let’s do a little mind blowing math.
That is 31,536,000 opportunities a year to feel blessed. If you have a MILLION good moments, that is a lot of thankful for. Ten percent is 3 million moments. THREE million, and that is only ten percent. Three million are probably bad, too.
So if three million are really good, and three million are bad, that still leaves 25, 536,000 moments of in the middle. That is a lot.