So many of you have been emailing me with kind, uplifting words. I want you to know how grateful I am for you. It's so easy to focus on the negative comments, and it helps to be flooded with enocuraging ones. Had to share this from my friend, Carolyn:
Marjorie Holmes writes,"I am grateful God for tears. How marvelously you made us that we are equipped with this way to express our emotions. Quick tears to relive hurt or for the times we are touched, too moved to speak. Or when the deeper sorrows come, that we have this fierce and wonderful cleansing. How you must love us that you provided this for us. No other being has it, no insect, bird or beast. Only man and woman in your likeness.
Jesus wept, as we weep. Our very tears our testimony to your fatherhood. Thank you for this proof that we are your sons and daughters, and for this healing outlet, the ability to cry.
And thank you Lord for laughter and all the people who can bring it about. The world is so full of anguish; life itself sometimes seems so grim. Thank you that in your vast understanding you gave us laughter to make us forget, to restore our wounded spirits and lighten the load. Just as you saved tears for human beings, you blessed us alone with laughter.
Surely this is a clue to your very nature. A nature akin to our own. Thank you for this blessing Lord. This shining gift of laughter."