Today I turned 20.
It’s weird to think about the place you were in exactly one year ago, three years ago, ten years ago. Today I exit my teens years and being my years as an adult. Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of my grandma’s death. Each days rolls in to the next, each year rolls into another. I wonder if I’ll be thinking about the place I am in at this exact moment when I’m 40.
BUT anywayyysss, I want to share two things that I’ve learned over the course of this year. Here are my simple truths to share with the world:
1.) God exists and that’s all that matters.
“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.”
2.) Never lose your sense of wonder. It is a difficult daily task, but it is well worth it.
The secret to joy is this: find God in everything you do.
He is there, waiting to experience fullness of joy with you at all times.
God can grant you immeasurable joy by way of the simple, seemingly mundane things. Look at everything with child-like wonder.
There is joy in it all.
Eating warm pizza on a frigid afternoon.
Staring at the twinkling snow under a black sky.
Sipping warm tea.
These are gifts.
God is in these things.
Never lose your sense of wonder.
Never lose it.