Today in my mind I'm thinking about tears. I read about how Jesus wept bitter tears as he entered Jerusalem for the last time. There are all sorts of tears: joyful, angry, regretful, gut-wrenching, morose, and hurtful. The list could go as long as you want. Jesus felt empathy for his flock. He knew what would happen that fateful weekend. His heart literally ached. Bitter tears. We all have a lifetime of various tears. I admit lately I have had tears of many sorts. In my mind and body I have "many miles before I sleep." I have many more tears to shed, mountains to climb, and valleys to traverse. As I live, I want to be all in and cherish every emotion, every tear. You should, too. Last Thursday night I was awarded the "Lifetime Achievement Award." So guess what kind of tears I shed, joyful. That's life. You take the good with the bad. Wipe your eyes today. The sky is blue, the air is warm, the sun is shining, and the trees are full of color. You may find tears in your eyes from all the beauty. I thank my church family for their love and support. You fuel my heart, mind, and body as I continue to roll through this life. Thank you for my joyful tears.
Sarah Anderson Alley