yesterday i was not fired.
but it was apparently a near thing, and only heroic efforts by a few people who thought it would be a good thing to have me around turned the tide in my favor.
today, in order to live well at my job, i have to continually remind myself how good it is to have an advocate, instead of continually reminding myself how unfair it is that anyone would want to fire me.
i wonder if this is why it sometimes seems like we sing way too many "oh jesus you are like sunshine on a cloudy day" songs. maybe it is actually a really good thing to continually remind ourselves that we have an advocate and things will turn out ok, instead of reminding ourselves how doomed we would be without the advocate.
the effect on our psyche, and on our ability to live beautiful lives, of focusing on the wrong thing seems like it would be huge. normally i scoff at the smiley-face, happy christians, and feel superior to them because i see reality more clearly than they do. today it seems like i could do with a little lesson in being joyful.