I have been working extra, been extra tired, or just been grumpy (or probably grumpy because of those extras in my life).
I get frustrated with my frustration and those moments when I snarl because my mouth bypassed my filter. I become discontent with my abilities to do good, to be kind, to yada yada yada....
I don't care about the shoulda, woulda, coulda stuff right now. Today, I am focusing on gratitude.
I am grateful for my back pain because it helps me lean on God's strength and slows me down so that I can pray and study
I am grateful for being tired because it reminds me to rest and let God handle the things He wants to anyway.
I am grateful for the times when I struggle with being broke because it makes me more creative and when I have extra to give it is so very sweet.
I am grateful for the bad times because I know pain and hurt and darkness and God has used that to create connections with others who suffer and give them hope.
I am grateful that I cannot go to school right now because I am going to the Source, digging into God's word, and give Him all the credit.
I am grateful for the pain of loss when my mother in law died and when people I love have moved because I know love.
I am grateful for being overscheduled because I have an amazing life.
I am grateful that I am not beautiful because I would be tempted to think more about my beauty than His.
I am grateful for the piles of laundry and the dishes in the sink and the bag of trash waiting to go out because I am blessed with a comfortable life.
I am grateful for the fights with my husband because they give me a chance to practice humility and forgiveness.
I am grateful for my goofy dogs when they poop on the floor or chew up my favorite shoes because the joy that I have watching them play and how they love makes me wonder about how much joy God feels when we are in the moment and playful.
I am grateful.....