This week's "hump day" is full of excitement and anticipation. Since Heidi's disappearance the days leading up to Heidi's birthday have created sadness and left me missing her beyond words. This year has been different. Of course I still miss my sister and think of her yet the overall tone and outlook is far more positive and hopeful.
A friend shared of an upcoming visit to the "Cackleberry Pumpkin Farm", memories flooded my brain and ached my heart. This fabulous place was an annual tradition in our family, so much so that even as teenagers Heidi and I went on our own. The last time we went together, Heidi's friend Tracy joined us. Many goofy pics from there. Maybe I'll blog about that in October.
Two days behind and two in front of us for this week. Today is traditionally known as hump day because we are in the middle of the work week. I wonder if there could be something called "hump month" or "hump year" or "hump journey"?
Stay with me for a moment. The purpose of the "hump day" analogy is usually brought up when the first two days have been a challenge. A reminder something better is yet to come.
Hump day might also represent the midway point to an exciting event on the weekend. Like a book cover reveal celebration and press conference at the Heidi Allen Remembrance Garden (Intersection of Route 104 and 104b in New Haven, New York) on Friday at 4:30 p.m., for instance. Or whatever exciting event you might have like a birthday. Heidi would have celebrated her 37th birthday this Friday but instead we will remember her as we reveal the book cover. Heidi is never forgotten!
Back to my "hump month, year, and journey" theory. If we look at our current struggles, trials, or stressors as a "hump" in life, do you think it would change our outlook? If you are have a difficult start to a month, declare the middle as your "hump month" and make a change in your attitude.
We can't change our circumstances all the time (sometimes we can, so if you can ~ just do it) but there might still be a need for a change. A change in attitude. If you grumble, your "hump" might become years of unnecessary pain and suffering.
What if you had a positive and hopeful attitude about your current situation? How do you think it would change tomorrow's outlook? What do you have going on in your life that you are declaring a "hump day" for? A change of attitude can take us a long way.
p.s. This is directed to me too. I need to practice what I write. lol
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.
Philippians 2:12 - 18
Lisa M Buske
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