Tuesday, June 1, 2010
~ Gratitude and Miracles ~
Wow, the weekend seemed to go by so quickly...and this feels like Monday to me. However, it's time to join Heidi at Heart and Home for this week's Gratitude Wednesday. Please stop by her blog and check it out...as well as other's that have posted. A friend shared this quote with me today:
"This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you."
Talk about perfect timing! :-) I really believe that God has a plan for all of us and He brings people into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime. I've questioned the "why" the past few months in regard to my move, the people I miss, (of course, I can still see them...silly me!) and the changes I've experienced. I also believe that what you think about, you bring about. I am also a glass half-full kinda gal so these unsettling thoughts and feelings have NOT been comfortable for me. I want to continue to be grateful that I am safe, in good health and making new friends. I've decided to play the "Miracle Game" ~ made up by
Miracles ~ large or small ~ happen to us all the time. All we need to do is be aware ~ Miracle #1 today...waking up with energy and a to-do list that was long. I took Forrester to be groomed and, miracle #2, they made the effort to get him bathed and groomed by a certain time so I could run my errands and then come by and pick him up...without having to drive home, then back there & back home again. :-) I paid some bills, had a pedicure and found what I needed at Target & Wal-Mart. I was able to pay the bills, the girl I liked was available for the pedi...miracles 3, 4, 5 & 6. I was safe in traffic, my A/C is working well and I was given fresh watermelon when I arrived home...miracles 7, 8 & 9. Ok, it is my game so please allow me to share....ha ha
When we are in a new situation, there's really not a valuable purpose for anxiety. We are not going to get to where we want to be mentally or emotionally by freaking out. [No matter how many times, it has yet to work for me :-) ] I think that life is a constant in change....and letting go. Relaxing into it, finding the good when we wake up each morning and thanking God for all our blessings each night is a step in the right direction. At least I'm starting those steps! Wanna join me?