I am thinking I must be a pretty good writer----after all to elicit such a passionate response----even a negative response--well somebody out there is reading and feels the need to respond. I don't have it altogether---I use this forum as a channel for personal reflection and probably even therapy. It is not meant to upset anyone and I hope no one feels the compulsion to read it if it stirs up negative feelings---Negative emotions-anger-bitterness-hate---are such a waste of your valuable energy and quite frankly though you may desire to make me angry---you do not succeed---rather I have great compassion and sorrow for how unhappy you sound.
As to reviewing the comments before they are published---I have that option and have been advised by more than one to do just that. I've thought about it---here's my conclusion. We ALL need to think----most of the comments cause me to think---and try to put myself in another's place. I just watched a slide show from friends that went to Africa on a mission trip. I was reminded of how blessed I truly am. I have food on the table--a lovely home--clothes on my back--a trade to ply--many hobbies that I love---and an amazing group of friends and family who love me well. What more could I possibly ask for and not seem greedy.
So I have turned my prayers into intercessory prayers for those that I love----I do not ask for anything for myself anymore---except for God to reveal "His Perfect Plan" for my life. I read Psalm 30 this morning during my time alone with the Lord--
There will indeed be "Joy in the Morning".