Thursday, December 02, 2004

Shifting Focus

Whenever I think I'm having a difficult year, I remember I'm not Laci Peterson's mom.

Or Laci Peterson.

I don't give thanks for this, since to do so would, I think, somehow mean I take comfort in others' suffering. (I don't, and going into how much I prayed for Laci and Connor's safe return back when they were still missing would take a long time. I don't even know if I could describe the feelings I had back then, knowing that a pregnant woman was missing and had possibly been harmed.)

But I do allow it to shift my focus to what is working in my life.

And there's a lot that works.