Thursday, December 1, 2011

two in one day???? What's up with that?

As I was doing housework, trying to blow off steam from the frustration of losing all my pictures, my eyes fell on the most recent cross-stitch that I completed. I had to chuckle at the irony. It was as if God was saying HEY YOU. I got it Lord, took me a few but I got it....

While I am not going to spend another half hour taking pictures of all my completed projects I had to take a picture of the one I finished this morning that my eyes fell upon as I was cleaning and having my tantrum...

Simple yet profound words...Give thanks...sure I lost some pictures but I will never lose the memories of the events photographed. So for that I will give thanks. I spent a half hour taking pictures of things I had made for Christmas presents and that time was wasted when I lost those pictures...but I am looking forward to the times of celebration and being with loved ones when those gifts will be given and for that I can give thanks.

I lost some pictures and was letting it foul my mood when there are people going through real losses this season. I have a roof over my head, food in the kitchen, a supportive and wonderful husband, amazing children who make me very proud to be their mom, a church family that strenghtens and grows me in my faith. I have a lot to be thankful for and to let a small bump in the road cloud my day would be a vast waste of my time.

Thank you, Lord for the reminder that if we stop and look there are always things for which to give thanks. The sun is shining and once again the Son shinned on my life and brought a much needed correction. I will choose this day to give thanks and not whine about things that really are not as big as I was letting them be.

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