I am sharing photos and thoughts on various words for each day during Lent. Today’s word is “live”.
As I looked through my old photos I came across some photos from an event that happened just before Christmas. We had decided to have an evening of Christmas caroling (and cookies) on December 23rd. The event was at our house, which happens to be in the Christmas Tree Lane area of Oxnard. It was to be a fun evening and all was ready for people to arrive at 6:00pm. Unfortunately the power for our entire block went out at 5:30. How would we show off our decorations,inside and out, with no electricity? How would we sing? How would we eat cookies?
This episode was a reminder that life never goes exactly according to our plans. When the inevitable mishap occurs we have the choice to live with it, while making needed adjustments, or we can retreat in frustration and anger. On this night we chose to live with the temporary inconvenience. I lit candles and rounded up flashlights. We all had fun…and the power came back on when we were about halfway through our song book.
What frustrations have you chosen to live through?