I know I am not alone.

I can bet that at one time or another, sunshine, you’ve searched your purse for your sunglasses only to find them resting on top of your head.

Or maybe you’ve frantically searched for your cell phone, only to realize you are actually talking on it! Am I revealing my inner Chrissy Snow? (Three’s Company, y’all.)

While these anecdotes are embarrassing, the ultimate is when I walk into a room looking for an item only to forget what I was looking for. (#youvebeentheretoo)

In each of these scenarios, I’m in search of a lost item. I know what the object is, whilst I may forget momentarily, I have a clear picture of the item and have a purpose for finding it, too.

In a recent conversation with a friend, he sarcastically joked that I am always happy and positive and look for the good in every situation. I retorted.

His remarks had some truth, but I’m human.
I emote.
A lot.

However, God has given me lots of lessons in managing my emotions and attempting to get them under control. Still haven’t passed the tests, yet. #workinprogress

But here is the thing, sunshine.
In all of the joyous occasions and trials, too, I’ve learned the meaning of true contentment.

I’ve been homeless, and I’ve stayed at the penthouse suites at the Ritz Carlton.
I’ve been jobless, and I worked in Italy for a summer.
I’ve enjoyed the excitement of an engagement, and I’ve suffered through pain of an affair.
I’ve worn the largest size at Lane Bryant, and I’ve worn single-digit dress sizes.

In all of these situations, I have experienced His everlasting love and the power of His grace.

He has met me and revealed a new facet of who He is. Every time.
And it is “there” that I have learned to see The Good in every situation.  And now I look for The Good everywhere.

This is my highest hope and prayer for you, too, sunshine.

“I’m glad in God, far happier than you would ever guess… I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.” 
Philippians 4:10 MSG