I love my life and hesitate to miss out on any opportunities . . .
Thus leading to me to experience ofttimes a very trying day, certainly not an uncommon situation as every day -
- I don't get nearly enough sleep
- I have too much on my plate
- the Dr. called and wanted to start my daughter on heart medication
- and I'm taking care of a dog who is slowly dying of cancer
I've found that hymns have a way of uplifting me, helping me put things in perspective and inspiring me to have a better attitude.
Serendipitously the hymn that came to mind this day was
"Count your Many Blessings"
How is that!?? It just popped into my mind . . . just exactly what I needed to hear. And as I reflected on the words . . .
It leads me to #'s 5,6.7 of my month of
Attitude of Gratitude
#5 I'm really grateful for 11 years with my beautiful yellow lab Cleo.
So I am grateful for 11 wonderful years with our sweet Cleo girl.
#6 Sometimes jobs can be SOOOOO frustrating!! (exclamation point!)
But in reality I am very grateful for my job . . . it's NOT my life . . . but it does make my life possible. I'm grateful for the new addition of a Diet Coke soda fountain at work . . . sometimes it saves my life :D
I'm grateful for my schedule that allows me to spend two full weeks with my family of uninterrupted time every month. Time I can now travel to see my kiddies (and grand baby cakes) since they are living clear across the country now. I'm grateful for covered parking, especially since it looks like SNOW outside today! And most of all . . . I'm grateful for the many good people I work with that make it all worthwhile.
(too many hats . . . frequently we just wear too many :)
#7 I would be so lost without my wonderful neighbors and friends who serve with me in my church calling. I am the most unorganized person - can you say "governance by sticky note" . . .
And they put up with me and help with every single thing that needs to be done, frequently on the spur of the moment. They provide such uplifting council, encourage me always, and fulfill their own responsibilities with great inspiration. I am indeed grateful for them and they make my life so much less complicated because of their service.
And while I'm on a roll (and have a minute to my name . . .) let's do tomorrow also . . .
#8 I'm grateful for a miracle in my life on a regular basis. The miracle is that somehow my Heavenly Father manages to stretch my time each day, he augments and magnifies the hours that I might accomplish the work he desires me to do.