Monday, November 2, 2015

G.I.G-Day 2

     So, I always like to start off strong, no matter what I am doing. My thinking is that, even if you don't succeed, you have at least begun well and taken advantage of that initial burst of enthusiasm to accomplish as much as you can. Right? I know, "slow and steady" wins the race, but I think in the case of gratitude, you really can't have too much of a good thing, so it is okay to be *really* energetic from the beginning!

     All day I have been thinking of things I am thankful for, which tells me that this challenge is doing exactly what I hoped: opening my eyes to the multitude of things for which I should be offering praise to the Lord for every day! I have thought of dozens of things today to write down, and the biggest problem is narrowing it down to just two.

   If you know me personally, I have terrible struggles with anxiety, and I am going to be gut-level honest with you: nothing sets that off quite the way that the dentist does! And not in the way you would think-I have no problems with the actual process of having my teeth examined. It has everything to do with actually *making* the appointment. I know, I know, I am quite the headcase. Don't try to make it make sense.

   But anyway, Jocelyn had a problem tooth, and I had to make not only the dreaded appointment, I knew that it was time for my kids to switch providers, for a myriad of reasons I won't go in to. But that leads me to my thankful things!

Today I'm grateful for:

1. An easy appointment making process, and a relatively smooth transition (so far) to a new dentist's office for my kids.

2. That the Lord is patient with us in our weaknesses, and no matter how ridiculous or bizarre, He still provides His strength to us even in those things.

 Even though I've posted my two things for today, I am not going to stop looking for things to be grateful for-it is a great way to practice "praying without ceasing", isn't it?

1 comment:

  1. I am still so grateful for the rain as it has been way too long since we had any! Thank you, God, for the rain we have received and the rain we will receive. I am thankful for the ability to make appointments and get to them via transportation God has provided. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.



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