Enjoy the Little Things in Life

The year 2020 will remind us of what really matters in this life when we look back in years from now.

Some people have been speaking about a reset button, but I would like to think of this year as a pause button. Truly it has been an interesting year, even a Leap Year at that.

If you make out a yearly calendar with plans ahead each week and month, nothing seemed to go smoothly this year. It gave us time to look within ourselves during the lockdowns in this pandemic. Bringing out the best and perhaps the worst in us, For some even challenging our faith in God and trust in humanity, including government and science.

The whining and complaining, or the ‘I’m right, you’re wrong attitude did nothing for anxiety and stress levels.

Most parents and grandparents want the best for our children, but the reality is that it is not always in the stuff or even the status quo when it comes to school, work, sports, etc.

The pause button is a time to reflect and realize that we have each other. Perhaps being simplistic and to realize that basic needs such as food, work, clothes, and shelter will teach us to become more content and even happier because we have each other.

I know several of you may still struggle through this year and in the coming year 2021. We need to realize that our answer is not the government, but God. God is the one who truly provides even in the little things. To some it may not seem like a miracle, but to others it was their miracle. God truly is our source for everything no matter how independent you may live or how strong and great you think you are.

When we gathered around the table this past Christmas Eve, I talked to my family about how the Lord watched over us even during this difficult year. We held hands and prayed to thank God as the source of strength, and our provision, but also as a sign of humility, because God truly knows and holds the future.

It is in these little moments that bring back the memories, when we look back, because they truly are the big things in life.

As we near the end of this year 2020 may each of us “Look unto Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith”

May the best be yet to come for you my friend, as we look forward to 2021.

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Published by Andy

Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region. The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey. Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own. My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’. God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth. I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others. There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better! “But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version

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