This isn’t what I would call a bad day. It just isn’t going as planned. I remember so many times thinking that in itself made it bad.
My perspective is changing. What use to strip my gears doesn’t make as much of an impact as it did in the past. For this I am glad.
My daughter’s car wouldn’t start this morning so I took on the duties of getting her little sister ready for school. She texted me and thanked me for still loving her. In other words, “Thank you for not getting mad Mom.” I’m sad that she expected me to be upset. I’m thankful that I didn’t.
My coffee is sitting here, lukewarm and not as good as The Coffee Guy makes. (You didn’t think his nickname was random did you?) He is out of town for a few days and I leave the morning after he gets back. I usually get it delivered to my bed so I can slowly wake up. Today it was reheated in the microwave.
So today I realized something, I have more strength than I know. I have been given the gift of knowing what I need instead of just what I want. This gift has made me even more grateful for getting needs met instead of expecting them. Philippians 4:19 tells me, “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Today I am learning more about what I need vs what I want Right now, I have everything I need. For that I am so very grateful.
PS Please visit my friend Tiffany here. She is a young mom whose dad has been battling cancer for the past three years. The end of his life on earth is in sight. She has temporarily moved back to our area with her four children to be with her parents at this time. She is a brilliant writer and thoughtful young woman. Today she shares why this is grateful for “this”.
Thankfulness Journal – Day 13 – Days Like These
November 13, 2012
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:') I'm grateful for your always hopeful posts, Jem. I really, really am.