“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever.” -Psalm 107:1

Dennis Prager, host of The Dennis Prager Show, has this concept he calls the missing tile syndrome. One time, he was with his friend looking at a beautiful mosaic inside a church. While Prager was commenting on the mosaic’s beauty, his friend could only notice although the mosaic was pretty, there was a tile missing. He said, “There’s a tile missing right on Jesus’ cheek.” Maybe right now that’s you, and you feel like something’s missing. Whether you’re empty nesting, you’ve lost your job, or you’re not where you thought you’d be in life, it’s okay to grieve. In fact, it’s good to grieve and feel, but it’s not good to bury and dwell on what you don’t have. Because in life, when that tile gets filled — and it will get filled — some other tile will fall out. But you just have to be thankful for all of your other tiles.

PRAYER: God, help me to not dwell on what tile is missing from my life. I want to appreciate what I do have.

REFLECTION: Do you find yourself having the missing tile syndrome?

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