So my 10 year old, Rachel, just texted me on mom’s phone: “Yay I got no school tomorrow! Yayayayayayyayayayayayayayaya! I got no school tomorrow!”
“What do you mean you don’t have school tomorrow?” I texted back. I thought she had tomorrow confused with Friday which is Veteran’s Day which is a school holiday.
“I has lice! Yay!”
I have no words…
But as I have been meditating on this, I realized that she was focused on the silver lining in that dark cloud. I don’t know about you, but I have dark clouds in my skies from time to time. When they come, I can get focused on the dark instead of the silver linings. Rachel’s elation over having lice reminded me that it is important to be looking for something positive in everything… even in the lousy things that happen. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NIV).