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Saturday, November 29, 2008

A thought for today

We hear the message all around us, almost constantly: be kind to yourself. Give to yourself. Love yourself. Above all, you are the master of your own fate.

But sometimes, the greatest blessings are surprises.
Sometimes, the happiest parts of life turn out to be not the things we plan for ourselves, but those that are given to us.
Sometimes, we don't pursue joy, but joy pursues us despite ourselves.

When life hands you the unexpected, instead of lamenting the plans it interferes with, take a moment to consider how very many of the greatest blessings in life are those that we didn't plan. God loves throwing a surprise party. When He throws one for you, be ready to show up.