Sunday, October 9, 2016
It is Sunday morning and I'm actually still in bed trying to get a relaxed and easy start to my day.
Last night before I fell asleep, I was laying in bed and as usual, my mind was racing with what I have to go today, numerous tasks and chores to be ready for the kids to come in tonight. My Jasmine spent another week in Arkansas with her boyfriend and his family. His grandma had some eye surgery done and my girl was there to help her. They will be arriving back home tonight and we will get to spend tomorrow with Nick before he has to make the long drive back home again.
But as I sat there thinking about what all needed to be done, my mind also drifted into our current situation, wondering what was going to happen, what was to come, where we would be in a month or two or a year from now.
I tend to do that at times, to focus on the what if's and what's coming instead of concentrating on the what IS, and when this happens, is when I reel myself back into reality and remind myself to stop, breathe and be thankful.
But how can I be thankful when we're faced with such uncertainty?
It's very simple. All the energy spent on the worry and fear, needs to shift to what I do have around me.
All the bills are paid.
I have a beautiful house in the country, a roof over my head, electricity, running water and gas.
My fridge is full.
My husband and children are healthy.
I have amazing family and friends who are constantly watching out for us.
So I'm thankful, for all of that and much more.
Today, I will step outside and enjoy the fresh air. I will top and listen to the birds chirping above me. I will wash my dishes by hand and enjoy the feeling of the warm water and the bubbles slipping through my fingers.
I will do my housework with a smile on my face, because it means that I actually have a home to take care of.
Most importantly, I will thank the Lord for everything, including the rough patches we face, because they're all part of life and all incredible lessons we need to learn. Here's the kicker, we may not think we need to learn a certain lesson, after all as humans we tend to think we know it all.......but when I'm hit again with a problem or an obstacle, it usually means God is reminding me that I got off track and I need to relearn or remember certain things.
I for one choose not to challenge His word, He knows what's best for me.
So thank you God, for everything, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart :)