Hello SPV Family!
One of our family's favorite sayings is "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose" which we claimed/borrowed/stole from one of our favorite TV shows "Friday Night Lights". I love this because it emphasizes a few things:
1) Clear Eyes: so often we lose sight of the important things because we're too focused on the peripheral, the distractions...choosing to fixate on the lesser and insignificant. I want to be a person who sees clearly and spends my energy on that which is important and lasting.
2) Full Hearts: my heart is very full right now. I've never been more in love with Jesus than I am right now and I'm deeply appreciative of the Lord for the family and friends he's placed in my life. Being anchored in the truth that God IS Love and being surrounded by people who continually choose love (rather than conflict, division, grudges, unforgiveness...) makes for a Full Heart.
3) Can't Lose: while the context of this phrase involves football, points, and winning and losing, it is often followed up with something like "if we do the right things, stay focused on what is important, and have each other's backs, it doesn't matter what the scoreboard says gentlemen, you'll be winners in my book." We need to keep score differently, not based on military conquest, squashing our enemies, padded bank accounts, fame, and who can stay looking youngest the longest. I want winning to be defined by how well we love, the level of our compassion, the depth of our gratitude, and choosing joy at every turn.
Much love, compassion, gratitude, and joy to you winners out there,