I hope your week has been great so far.
My week has been, well, you know...
If you have read at least a few of the content on this website, you'd know that I get overwhelmed pretty quickly.
Well, really...I freak out over the littlest thing at the beginning of the day and then the freaking out escalates as I go through the day just wishing I could go hide in my bed so as to un-freak out from the first littlest thing.
Anyway, I am getting better. At least I think I am.
That's why this week was, for lack of a better word, crazy!
It's only Thursday and I have visited six cities all over the East Coast. Cities that I have never been to
I hung out with a friend in Winder, GA, and we went to Zaxby's. (seriously, shout-out to Zaxby's for those insane wings).
Also, I went to the Mayfield Dairy Farms in Braselton, GA. (The best part of that visit was hearing Christian songs blasting unashamedly from the overhead speakers.) Second best part? Milking a cow.
Fine, it was not a real cow.
Then, I saw The Shack. I can truly say: this movie drew me closer to God. More to come later.
I drove to Athens, GA (UGA Campus) and had lunch with another friend who is enGAGED TO BE MARRIED AND I AM SO EXCITED FOR HER AND AHHHHHHH!!!! THANK YOU LORD JESUS!!!
Got on a flight to Long Island, NY with my family. Then, we were off to up-state New York (Albany-area) to visit a college. It was so cold, yet beautiful. But I missed Atlanta. It's already spring here; they still had undissolved snow on the ground (or was that Massachusetts?) and zero leaves on their trees. Yeah...
We, then, drove to Hartford, Connecticut. (Oh, I also passed through Massachusetts! That definitely counts.)
Thankfully, back home. There is no place like home, they say. They are right!
Alright, now to the cool part. Not that travelling was not cool. This is just cool-er.
Realizations I came into and lessons I learned this week:
I am a firm believer that God has a reason for everything, and that there is a purpose for everything. And so coming into these realizations this week was so cool for me. It made me feel like I was in a God-directed Pokemon Go! game where I was discovering all these treasures, instead of the ordinary acts of just hanging out with friends and traipsing through the East Coast.
1. We (all of us, like every single breathing human being on this planet) are very loved by God. He is "especially fond" of us. - The Shack.
Yes, I loved The Shack. No, I did not think it was heretical. Yes, I will write a detailed review soon.
2. Showing my feelings does not make me weak. Guarding my heart does not make me strong. I don't have to build a 256 feet brick wall around my heart and not let anyone in. The wall is not strong enough to protect me. God is. The wall will only succeed in pushing people away.
3. Life at any time, T, might be a lot. But it is not a lot for God.
4. Always try to look at life and situations from the point of view of the person you're mad at. Forgive.