Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday Rewind

Originally posted in August -


As I sit here and listen to my girls giggling, I realize how blessed I am. I have two amazing daughters that are perfect. I am fairly healthy albeit some emotional stuff. I have a roof over my head and food to feed my family. What more can one ask for??

A small part of my job is to review history and physicals of all patients having surgery - and there have been a couple here lately that make me stop and pray. I do not know what I would do if I knew that the procedure I am coming in for may or may not work. And if it didn't what would be my outcome, how long would I have to live - to spend with my girls? I do not know what I would do if God determined that I could handle a special needs child and then to be further trialed by further incapacitating her in an accident. Would I be able to handle the fact that my daughter would never walk, talk, smile, or laugh?

I some times forget how precious each moment is - I get so caught up in the day to day rat race that I forget to stop and just be thankful. My goal is to pause thru out the day and just praise the Lord for what I am privileged to partake in - what I have been blessed with - then at the end of the day list in my journal the 3 top blessings.

My challenge to you is do the same. Feel free to leave them here in the comments (I know you all are out there reading this) or start your own journal.


Every day you are choosing either to be grateful or to be disappointed. You can worry to no end about what you don't have. Or you can marvel at God's breathtaking gifts: the morning dew, the sun, the clouds, the trees, the flowers, the birds. Could you create any of these? These miracles of life are always around you, ready to be celebrated, ready to be welcomed into your life.


Jenny said...

This was an excellent post. It's good to stop an re-evaluate sometimes! I have no idea how I got here but I'm your newest follower!

Maven said...

Hi MJ.

Just wanted to stop by and say hello - I'm glad I did. This was beautiful.

~Mave from A Fabulously Good Life

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Even though most of us could have things much worse, it's easy to forget that. Thanks for the reminder to be grateful :)

kys said...

That was beautiful. It really was.

I'm trying really hard to be grateful right now as my kids are kickboxing on my furniture.