Blessings. noun. A bestowment of good, a prayer asking for God’s favor.

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You just read a post at Momastery about how life is hard and good. You are a college student, not a mom, and nothing about this woman’s life is remotely similar to yours. But that phrase is sticking on this Sunday night.

Hard and good.

That’s what this week will be. Hard and good.

Some mornings, getting out of bed might feel like the worst decision. You might turn frantic by afternoon, scurrying from closet to desk to bed to a stop smack in the middle of the room because your mind has momentarily ceased to function. Eyelids might begin to drift mid-class. Concentration might falter mid-assignment. The homework to be checked off might both overwhelm and bore. You might be totally at a loss for how to do this life, to keep all your relationships and responsibilities from crashing with your clumsiness.

But other mornings, you may awake with the hovering promise of tea and happy things. You may wear polka dots and hum as you walk between classes. The breeze that rustles the changing leaves might feel balmy, even though summer is drifting further out of reach. You may have a soul-touching conversation. You may be the recipient of a really good smile. Connections may be deepened and laughter may ring from your dorm room and a striking orange leaf may stop your quick tread.

This week, may you remember that you will have both hard and good. You can flounder in them a bit, because you will spend the rest of your life learning to balance them better. This is normal. This is real life. For now, may you fight through the hard and deeply inhale the good. May you see Jesus in both.

Blessings on this week, friend.


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