today, i am thankful that i was laid off.
it’s a choice, more than a feeling.
i cannot, no matter how much effort i apply to the task, think of a single challenging, painful, or hurtful experience in my life, whether by my own doing or done to me, that i would now wish away. i cannot think of one of those that god didn’t use for growth or benefit or shift or some other good purpose.
i cannot believe that this current situation would be an exception to that rule.
so, today, i choose to be thankful that i was laid off, in the belief and hope (the christian kind of hope that is, more equal to confidence than wishing) that this is all very, very good. in 5 years, i won’t be willing to trade this for the world.
(looking forward to a houseful of 20 thanksgiving dinner guests today, also!)