Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Count Them One By One

Well, he's laughing. The old debil. He loves to make people unhappy and frustrated. I failed to read my bible this a.m. and only prayed for a couple of minutes before work. I can tell. The clinic has been very hectic and frustrating today. I am guilty of thinking really ugly things and saying not so nice things.

This Christmas is turning out to be different from any one I can remember. Family members so scattered we can't get together like we want, disappointment in the family life department and all the frustration of trying to "get ready" for a nice Christmas Day. Fatigue is playing a big role in emotional health as well.

I long for the "good ole days" when I was a child and things were so much simpler. But, I have to remind myself how good I really have it. So, here's how good I really have it.....

Goes without saying (but I will) that I am saved by grace and thankful for my God's love and mercy. I have God's word to read whenever I want and it's not against the law.

I am healthy. I have all my five senses. (LeLe believes I have a bit of a sixth sense, ;)

I have a job that I can tolerate fairly well. There are times of fun and laughter to temper the frustration.

My husband is a good man and loves me and the Lord. He is a good provider and takes good care of me.

My children are good Christians, loving, law abiding and healthy.

My mother is in good health, and is appreciative of all things her children do for her. My Dad was a good Christian example up until the day he died. They were married to each other until he passed.

All my siblings are alive and well and love me.

I have an awesome church family.

I have a computer to reach out to the world and bring it into my home. (Hmm, that could be a negative, but I choose to make it a positive)

I have a nice home, a nice car, food on the table and clothes on my back. I have lots of "stuff" that isn't necessary but makes life nice.

There are so many things good about my life that I need to "count my blessings" daily. So, I'm reminding myself in this post to do just that. And maybe, just maybe the remainder of the day will be a little easier.


LeLe said...

Good post!

Count your blessings, name them one-by-one.

Count your blessings, see what God has done.

Count your blessings, NAME THEM ONE-BY-ONE...

Count your many blessings, see what God has done.

Love you. Hope your day gets better and the full moon goes away.

Sooz said...

I like this post a lot because I need to remember how blessed I am. I take everything so for granted everyday.

Michelle said...

We are all so blessed, B Lines! I saw your mother today in Walmart. You can be thankful that you will get to see your brother in a few days!