Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Joyful Attitude

Boo outside, September 2012
 
It's been a while since I posted photos of Boo.  He hasn't been cooperative.  In fact, he has been adamant about not having his picture taken.  Yesterday I managed to coerce Boo into spending some time outside.  Once he and Boudreaux settled down on the patio, he really had a good time.  I read part of Medjudgorje:  The Mission by Wayne Weible.   Boo enjoyed watching Boudreaux play in the grass less than six feet away from him.  When a loud car drove by, Boudreaux gave up all pretext of being a big brave tiger and ran to Boo, jumped in his lap and refused to get down until I tried to take his picture.  Then he jumped down and went to the door to go inside.  
 
Boo's joy is contagious.  Many, many times I've been tired or frustrated or discouraged or all three and  Boo's attitude changes all that.  He finds joy in the small, immediate, daily things---homemade yogurt or beingets, Boudreaux's antics, a passage in a poem or book, the warmth of a sunny day.  Soon I find myself sharing his joy.  What a gift!  With all the disabilities Boo has, his most wonderful asset is his attitude.
Boudreaux refusing to be photographed.

7 comments:

  1. Both yourself and Boo have a wonderful testimony of God's grace at work in the midst of a difficult situation. Your posts are beautiful to read and ponder... and challenging too.

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  2. I am reading your blog for the first time, and was touched by your description of Boo's joy. We are learning to live with a new normal after my husband's heart attack and cardiac arrest, and subsequent pacemaker. Sometimes it is hard to remember the joy...thank you!

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  3. "Joy is the infallible sign of God's presence." I think Teilhard de Chardin said that. Thank you! God bless!

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  4. Bless you. Takes patience and kindness and straightforwardness for adjustments to come with this seriousness of life. IF it were to happen to me, either the one with the stroke or the one caring for the patient, I would love to have a pet. That would help me just feel buried in comfort. As I said at the beginning, Bless You.

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  5. I think it's in those seasons of challenge where we truly see that there joy to be had in the simplest of things. Thanks for liking up with Fresh Brewed Sundays today.

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  6. I love seeing your acceptance of the road you are traveling, yet with joy in life. I'm praying your week again will be filled with joy in the little pleasures.

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  7. Beautiful post! I'm smiling with you. One day at a time, just the way God gives it to us.

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