Meme is my daughter’s pet. She has lived in several states, apartments and houses. She travels well. She has been a source of smiles and laughs for our family and friends. She even won the Prestigious Nichols Hills Pooch Parade Competition… dressed as a Banana Split! She sealed the victory when she stopped right in front of the Judges Table and turned to pose and gaze at the them. She makes an impression when people encounter her on a walk and she makes herself at home wherever she goes. On one occasion, Meme got down in the floor when Courtney and her friends were doing some stretching and exercising..they stretched, then she stretched and then she copied some of the other things they did.I have noticed that she is “always Meme”regardless of what the circumstances are around her. There is a lot to be said for that same attitude in us humans too. We often admire people who have the ability to stay the same, even during adversity. It is easy to allow our circumstances to overwhelm us and keep us from being our best. Making the best of where we are and yet at the same time not lose our sense of who we are; can be a difficult task at times, but it really is a key to keeping things in balance in our daily lives.
Here are some interesting quotes on this topic:
– “I knew who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have changed several times since then.” – Alice in Wonderland
– “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt
– “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln
How are things going right now in your life? Are you making the best of where you are at.. or are you allowing your circumstances dictate how you feel about yourself?
God can help us when we feel overwhelmed by difficult situations that we face in life. A popular Bible Verse of many people is Philippians 4:13, where the Apostle Paul wrote “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Paul wrote that while in a Roman prison, a very difficult situation. By looking to God for strength; we can trust in Him for guidance in spite of the circumstances surrounding us. It frees us up to be the best we can be as a person…and that’s something to bark (I mean shout) about!