Friday, October 21, 2011
This cast thing is only temporary but it has been quite a change from my very independent life. I have to ask for help. I don’t really like it. But I’m getting used to it.
I had a friend who had a more permenant thing happen to her and every time I talked to her, all she did was complain about how no one ever did anything for her. And it kind of upset me because I knew people were doing things for her, I knew I was doing things for her and she was never satisfied or grateful. I remember thinking, 'I never want to be like that’. She started playing games like blocking people on facebook (me being one of them) so I deleted her off my facebook. I must tell you this, I have only deleted 2 people total off my facebook. That being said, I want to find joy in all circumstances, and I know that God will continue to teach me a lesson until I learn it, if the lesson is joy, I want to learn it, if the lesson is to become humble, I want to learn it, if the lesson is to love bigger during/after this little adventure, I want to learn it. You get my point. I want to trust the lessons God is teaching me that He will make me more and more like Him, I want to strive for that!
I woke up this morning thankful. No migraine (had one yesterday and it was a bad one)! I had a new sweater and shirt to wear (gray to match my crutches and my tennis shoes)! My capri’s fit over my cast! I put dinner in the crockpot, Stevie Wonder was on the radio this morning! A beautiful daughter, fabulous friends, a van, a handicapped tag, iced tea, nieces and nephews born of love into my family, I think a gift for my stepmom (that’s hard!), sale on the sewing table Phyllis wants – it’s half off and I have an additional 10% coupon, a home, a great job, it didn’t rain, medical coverage, a God in heaven who loves me! I have a ton to be thankful for!
In the midst of your crazy life, what are you thankful for? Tell me about it!
Romans 5:1-5 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[b] boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.