Monday, August 8, 2011

doing that thinking thing again...

This, my 500th post, is a lot of thinking.

Thinking about the blessing that my life is.

I am healthy.

I am happy.

I am loved.

I love...

and I have a lot to love.

I think, actually I know, that so often in life it is so easy to become complacent. It is so easy to fall into the hum-drum of our life. I don't like those moments, I seem to start losing sight of the many good things in life when that happens. And then trials start happening and we start weakening, even when those trials are really nothing very serious or big. We start, unpurposefully becoming a little more selfish and more worried about ourselves only-and I know, this is totally normal. We start losing sight of all the good things we have. We start longing for the things we don't have and we start becoming a bit more impatient with each passing day, sometimes each passing moment.
Life gets hard sometimes. It's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, especially
when that tunnel seems to get longer

and longer

and longer.

I am coming to realize all the time, more and more each time, how important it is to always look at the things I DO have. To see the things the Lord has blessed me with already. It is not easy to recognize that all the time...really not easy at all sometimes. But it does help.

And so, I have hit that point.

No, life hasn't been terribly hard with trials lately. I just became complacent and
lost site of a few things, not even so much at doing those things but paying attention to the things I was doing and doing it with "real intent". I allowed myself to become impatient in waiting for important things in our life to happen-things that naturally take time. Then I started to complain and be Miss Crankily Pants of the house. And Miss Crankily Pants is not too pleasant to be around-let me tell you.

And then, with much thanks, I was given a light. Not answers to things I was searching for so much, but a lightbulb-displaying a sign that said,
 "Hello, your kind of being more Miss Ungrateful Pants than anything else. Count your blessings."
It wasn't anything big or a slap in the face thing, that sometimes happens, just subtle and perfect for me at that time, or at this time rather.

And so, I am grateful...for oh so many things. If I listed them all, this post would never end.
I truly am livin' the good life. I thank my Father in Heaven for giving me that good life, even when it may seem hard.

I am blessed and I am thankful.

Just try and take a second and think of 5 things you are grateful for today and I promise, your day will brighten that much more.

Also, go here for some good upliftment-one of my all time favorite spiritual addresses.

1 comment:

Build It,Sew It,Love It said...

So True! I read this quote the other day, you may have seen it, It said, "What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things you thanked God for yesterday"

Totally makes me rethink how much gratitude I am pouring into my prayers!

We are so excited for you, I know your anxious to hear about Mikes job!!! Keep us posted. The very best things seem to take the longest!