As I was doing our wash Monday I started thinking about how blessed we are to have such a nice washer and dryer...Then it occured to me that I am very blessed in many many ways!! We have so much and most of the time we just forget it or just get used to having whatever it is..Have you ever thought about the wonderful things that we have?
We have a warm home that has a good roof over our heads. We have food to eat...Whenever I get a little down I have to remember what wonderful blessings that we have...these God has given to us.
This coming Sunday Mike and I will have been married 45 years!! Wow!! We knew each other 3 years before we were married and that started at the young age of 16!! You know when I think back about that I again see so many many blessings that God has given to us to make us what we are today!!
We have so many friends too!! A great neighborhood where everyone speaks and helps out if there is an emergency!!
We have a large church that we attend where we can worship; meet new people; help out when we can; and most especially to learn God's word. I love my bible study which meets on Thursday mornings. We are studying Daniel the first 6 chapters..Daniel was so blessed by God. If God helped out Daniel...we know that God can be our help when we are down or have problems. Daniel really put God to the test and every time God was there and showed him that he was doing the right thing.
Another thing that I feel is a BIG blessing in my life is being married to the BEST friend that I will ever have on this earth..my husband. I LOVE it when I hear the garage door open because I know he is home. I love having him at home and when he is gone I miss him. How many wives can say that after these almost 45 years!!?? Kids today wonder how you can be married to the same person all of your life...and I say to them that is what God intended when He instituted marriage. He wanted us to be life long friends, lovers and partners.
Marriage is not easy and sometimes it is just giving in more than you want too but believe me in the end you always WIN!! It took me many years to learn to shut up or to walk away and let things boil down. I live with a person that VERY seldom gets angry and I am of course the opposite. My anger when I was younger was awful...most of the time I was trying to hurt whomever I was angry with...usually Mike but I only ended up hurting myself..getting a headache or feeling so very foolish!! I have learned..but it took years..that was a stupid way to act...Guess I just needed to mature!! I think that I finally have!!
What blessings do you have in your life? If you are feeling down, or some problems are happening in your life...just stop and think about all the blessings that you have all around you. Then get up and put a BIG smile on your face and thank God for all that He has given to you...Feelin' better???
Thought for the day: "Laugh everyday...its like inner jogging!!"