Saturday mornings typically mean grocery shopping - a task that I don't really enjoy. Today the aisles at Walmart were extra crowded today too.
I pushed my very crooked cart (of course I have one that ends up with a funky wheel) down the row to get bottled water and I see two young men stocking shelves. These two guys happen to have been involved with Cosby football a few years ago. I said hello and they said to me "aren't you Jared's mom?" They told me how they were going to college and working early mornings stocking shelves. One is still playing football and the other is hoping to do that this next year.
One of the young men then said to "Jared really impacted my life. I still remember the first time he went with us on an away game on the bus." He continued to share about the difference it made for him to have had Jared involved with the team at practice and at games. He asked to write his phone number on my grocery list, and said to please call/text if Jared ever needed anything!
We have had some very rough days around the Burns house lately, due to Amber's health issues.
And on different scale all together, but very important in Jared's world, Cosby football has had some rough Friday nights. Last night's game was a heart breaker. There were some tears on the sideline (at least from some of the managers) and that included Jared. He loves the coaches, the players and the managers and he felt their heartbreak. He knows how hard they have worked and some times the score at the end of the night doesn't go they way you would hope.
It is very easy to go down on a road of negativity at times. It is easy to think about the bad things happening.
Today I was reminded that the scoreboard doesn't always show the entire outcome of a game. Today I was reminded that even the toughest of days can have some rays of sunshine - it is just a matter of what I chose to FOCUS on.
Times like today at Wally World help me readjust my thought process!
"... whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." Philippians 4:8