Positivity. I have it. I don’t know if it’s always been present. If so, it lay dormant for a good portion of my adult life.
But listening to some folks dripping with negativity today, I realized that I am generally a positive person. I wanted to counter every negative thing spoken. I had to restrain myself from challenging every down-in-the-mouth comment.
When my outlook on life is positive, most days are pretty good. Today was a good day.
- I worked hard on some pretty tedious detail-oriented youth ministry stuff for most of the day.
- Around 1pm I shut down the work mode and spent some time reading the Bible, praying, and worshiping.
- This afternoon I kicked-off a new round of kayak instruction with my buddy Andy. He and I are teaching some kids from a local high school how to paddle!
- After a quick supper with the fam, most of Team XStream (our adult volunteers for youth ministry) showed up for a time of planning and praying. I love this team, and believe that we’re going to see God move in our town this year!
There was a time in my life when I would have said that Kim was an optimist, and I was a realist. That was my snarky way of being pessimistic. But God did a work of transformation in my heart, and now I’m a full-blown optimist.
Bring on the rainbows and unicorns.