I keep telling myself to do better, to push through this moment in my life. Will I recall ten years from now how hard this year was?
I know I will remember the small kindnesses expressed by other people. My visual memories will be of the places I have visited and the faces that have appeared along my journey. I will remember the many impressions that have been made on my heart.
Lord, encourage my spirit. When I am tempted to focus on my failings or missed opportunities, remind me that I am precious in Your sight. I am learning to do right by myself and by You.