Saturday, May 3, 2014

Neglected Blessings

There's always that ONE day every so often where everything seems to be going wrong and nothing in life is good.  Yesterday was that day.

But the sun rose this morning and a new day dawned....along with a new attitude and new perspective for myself.  Thank goodness!

So today, I want to reflect on the many blessings that I neglected to see yesterday, and therefore neglected to pass on to you:

I am so very thankful for my loving and wonderful husband who supports me and loves me every single day.

I don't know what life would be like without my 2 best friends.  Jess, my sister and Erin, my college friend often make my life worth living, and fill my days with laughter!

My life is full of little blessings in the forms of Karen, Colin, Derek, Calleigh, and Austin.  

I am blessed with 2 amazing church families who have loved me and my husband through all of our pains and sorrows and mess-ups.  And within these church families are people who have taken us into their own families and allowed us to just be ourselves.  THIS is a blessing, indeed!

We have an awesome youth group full of crazy, wacky teens who make us laugh every time we get together.  From the competitiveness of the young men to the laughter of the young ladies - there is never a dull moment!

I am thankful to be able to exercise.  I just completed a very difficult workout today that I didn't think I'd be able to do - but I did!  So thankful for a body that can move!

We have a HUGE house with more space than we can fill.  This makes for more cleaning for me, but it also means we can host large groups of people comfortably!  So, are you the next visitor?  haha

This past year, I've made a real effort for Shawn and I to eat healthier and exercise.  It's hard to eat healthy when you make lots of home visits and get served desserts, but we're trying.  This last year has taught us that fresh and natural is so much better than processed...and I feel better every day because of it!  We're blessed to be healthier!

I have friends all across the country, even the world (shout out to Dana!!!).  Through mission trips across the country and to Belize, I've had this wonderful opportunity to see a small glimpse of what heaven will be like.  All nations, tribes, and tongues will gather before the throne to worship our God...and I've been given a small taste of that here, in this life!

This list could go on and on.  But let's just suffice it to say that yesterday's burdens are in the past.  Have I moved past them?  No.  That's a work in progress.  But I've moved on to today and the blessings that come with it.  I'm so thankful for the many people in my life who have blessed me in multiple ways...and if you're reading this - then that means you've been a blessing to me!  Thank you for your friendship....and don't forget to remember your own blessings!

Thanks for listening to yesterday's struggles and today's blessings!

1 comment:

  1. I'm with was better for me too because God is good and shines His grace on us! Praise Him! Blessings on your worship tomorrow. Love to you both. Bob and Susan