May God bless you with discomfort,
May God bless you with anger,
May God bless you with tears,
And may God bless you with enough foolishness,
An important discipline is staying alert to the opportunities and blessings in our lives. We may have times of fatigue and distraction, of course, when we are less alert ... or not observant at all. Happily, even at these times, life often surprises us into a refreshed alertness
Good Morning !
I don’t know how many times I’ve had something discouraging happen only to find out later it really was a blessing. We all hear stories about people that were saved from terrible accidents just because they were running 5 minutes late at the time.
I try to remember that when things aren’t going my way. There is always a reason it seems for what happens. Blessings happen every day and we do have to take time out and count them.
This month I’ll be doing a lot of thanking and reflecting on my many blessings. I would encourage you to do the same.
After my working at home weekend, I cannot say that I’m very rested, but I do feel good about what I got done and for that I’m thankful.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Matthew Henry, a famous scholar, was once stopped by highway men and robbed of his purse with all of its contents. It was his first such experience.
In his diary for that day the following record was discovered years later:"Let me be thankful, first, because I was never robbed before; second, because although they took my purse, they did not take my life; third, because although they took my all, it was not much; and fourth, because it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed!
We always have something for which to be thankful
I am grateful for what I am and have.
My thanksgiving is perpetual...
O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches.
No run on my bank can drain it for my wealth
is not possession but enjoyment.
Henry David Thoreau