Hey friends, how are you today? Today, those in our household are doing well, thank the Lord, and thank you for asking. The recent years have taught me to be thankful for especially the seemingly small things. Sometimes I overlook the ‘small’ things because the truth is I take it for granted. It has always been in my life, therefore obviously I will always have it. Well, sometimes life throws a wrench in our plans, right?
Recently I received some distressing news about my health. Previously, I always prided myself on being in the best health and usually my doctor agreed. My prayers most times began with the words, ‘Lord, today I thank You for health and strength”, because these two I could always depend on to be there. For a while, during my prayers, after I received the news, I found myself stumbling over the word ‘health’ because it occurred to me, I am probably not as healthy as I originally thought.
But even as I stumbled over the word, the Lord revealed my vanity. Yep, that’s me. What about the fact that you woke up this morning? What about the fact that you woke up in your right mind this morning? What about the fact that you can still see? That you can still hear. That you can still walk and talk? There is a warm roof over your head today. And too many clothes in your closet. The girls and precious husband are safe and sound. What about all these ‘small’ things? The list that flooded my mind went on and on and on. I hear you, Lord, I hear you, please forgive me.
Then I had to do like Job and place a hand over my mouth and get over my pity party, because my Lord was having none of it. I’ve decided that today is a good day. I am thankful for my blessings; things could always be worse. In our kitchen, there was once a decorative plate that read:
‘Be thankful for dirty dishes, they have a tale to tell, while others may go hungry, we’re eating very well’
How are you today?