At the Corner

“At the corner of happy and healthy is Walgreen’s”

For some reason this slogan stays in my head. I like the imagery. As a middle-aged woman with her fair share of troubles, a house on the corner of “happy and healthy” sounds like a nice place to be. Would you agree?

And so I began thinking about other intersections in my life, at the corner of:

  • Work and Home – The place where you precariously balance your time and energy.
  • Menopause and Metabolism – The place where you can’t figure out how you got there (I can’t be old enough for this). And everything slows down except for the hot flashes.
  • 4 a.m. and a phone call – The place where a mom earns her wings and practices the art of prayer
  • “Two steps forward and three steps back” – The place where young adult children seem to be teetering between flying or falling out of the nest. Or where I’m at most days in my own journey.
  • Fear and Change – the place where the next step is one of faith.
  • Yesterday and tomorrow – the place where regrets mingle with hope and the place where “now” is the most important thing.
  • Failure and forgiveness – the place of healing and moving forward.
  • My weakness and God’s strength (2 Corinthians 12:9) – the only place where His “. . . grace is sufficient for me, for His power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

The nice thing about corners is that you can always turn one and good things are often found around the next one. So today I’ll keep thinking about the “corners” in my life. And maybe take a rest at the corner of  “Peace and Quiet,” at least I can dream.

What are the “corners” in your life?

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