Happy Friday to you!
One of the things I love most about the holidays is the opportunity to reflect on how wealthy I am. This is the time of year that I get to see my parents, brother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other loved ones. I hear their laughter. I see their smiles. I feel their embrace. I get lost in their conversations. I enjoy their delicious cooking and sweet baking. As I close my eyes in bed, I say to myself, "Girl, you are rich!" I am rich in love. I am rich in grace. I am rich in mercy. The abundance of wealth never ceases to amaze me. I know the pain and grief of losing loved ones. So I understand the wealth of their presence. I relish the moments I can share with them. Life has its imperfections; yet my loved ones make life worth living.
This holiday season, cherish your blessings. You may have little. Nevertheless, appreciate every good thing in your life. More importantly, be a good person. The world needs good people committing themselves to good works. Again, I ask you to be a vessel of God's love and let righteousness abound. There is no greater righteousness than to love God and to love His people. For if you love God, you will obey His commands. If you love His people, you will experience true wealth.