Some days are easier than others.
During the work week, you may hit the snooze button on the 6:00 am alarm three times. But on the first day of that special road trip? You’ve grown impatient waiting for the same 6:00 am alarm to sound.
There’s those exciting days when we celebrate the arrival of new life, or first steps, or the first day of school. There’s the proud days of major milestones, promotions, weddings, and retirement. Our tears of happiness flow. And we eat cake.
Then there’s those other days. A misstep, a sickness, or our loved one passes on. A misunderstanding. A broken relationship. Or a retirement that comes too soon. Sadness overwhelms us. (And isn’t it strange that often, someone serves cake?)
It almost seems unfair, that when we awake, there’s no assurance that we’ll face an easy day. The only guarantee is that we will ride life’s roller coaster with its ups and downs.
Determine to make every day a good day, regardless of what you face. Everything going great? Celebrate with a thankful heart. Mark the wonderful times with laughter and good cheer. Pray a prayer of gratitude.
But what about the difficult times? Well, they aren’t easy. Some days are horrible beyond what we ever thought possible. I’m not being flippant when I say they can still be good. A terrible day is a good time to consider what’s important and arrange our priorities accordingly. It’s a good time to remember that seasons come and go. Most of all, it’s a good day to cry out for and accept help. Pray for God to reveal his peace that passes all understanding.
Every day that you’ve been granted life is a good day. Some days are just easier than others.
“Enjoy prosperity while you can, but when hard times strike, realize that both come from God. Remember that nothing is certain in this life.”
My spotlight artist this week is Lyne Hancock. She lives in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.
From Lyne: I’m a cake decorator, portrait artist, and business owner. I started drawing at the age of 18 months, and baking at 6 years old. My mom would read the recipes for me and even taught me fractions with measuring cups. I belonged to the school art clubs. I studied Commercial Art at Jonesboro Vo-Tech, attended Memphis College of Art, and Black River College. I hold a business degree, and have received several awards for my work.
My health department approved cake shop is a small white barn – the woman cave! I’m fortunate to be able to make a living doing something I love. My favorite thing about cake decorating is that I get to create edible art and be a part of my customers most memorable moments in their lives. Families have been with me from their child’s first birthday cake to graduations, weddings, and beyond. I also do cakes for charities like The Children’s Shelter, Make a Wish, and other organizations benefitting children of Arkansas.
I live on the family farm where I’m wife to Shane, and mother/school bus/cheerleader to my 8 year old son. They both pitch in to help when I get really busy. I couldn’t do it without them! We have two dogs, Peggy and Sarge. I’m also a part-time caregiver to my parents
Watch my ArtForm video of Lyne’s beautiful work.