This week I had a rather unpleasant meeting scheduled for 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. It was something I really didn't want to do but knew I had to do.
The night before I could NOT sleep. I tossed and turned. My mind raced. I could not relax. I tried reading. I drank tea. Gosh I hate those nights.
Eventually I was almost in tears. When it's late and you're tired and keyed up about something going on early the next day, it's easy to ask, "God, why won't you let me sleep?" Somewhere in he back of my mind , I heard, "Be humble."
Isn't that strange? So I stepped back from myself and my concerns, and I started counting my blessings. Everything I could think of. My son, husband, family, in-laws, friends. I thought of my pets, our home, our health, the rain. I thanked God for my okra this year, my carrots. Anything and everything I could think of.
As I forced myself to recount all the things that were RIGHT in my life, I drifted off to sleep, my mind wrapped up in them like a blanket. I just hope I remember it next time.
- ► 2017 (53)
- Food allergies: A sad story from California
- Sweet things Brady says... God is real
- ADHD resources: a link to allergies & asthma?
- Funny things Brady does... his new school rule
- Spiritual boost? Try women's fellowship conference
- How I know I've found a great sitter
- Thinking of a shortie haircut? Go for it!
- Summer days are made for water
- Easy marinated cucumbers
- How my seat-mate made me feel old!
- Can squash bugs gloat? Are okra zombie plants?
- Summer recipe, Crispy Fried Okra
- Mother Nature's a fickle... Lady
- Low-cal treat: Granola "sundae"
- Life is full with a child in it
- Funny things Brady says... allergy-go-away-inator
- Can't sleep? Count your blessings
- Sweet things Brady says... Princess Leia and me
- Marriage & finances: You had me at Dave Ramsey
- Driving in KS: Corollas & mud don't mix
- Versatility matters: 2nd blog award!
- It's official: I'm licensed to hunt
- Chuck E. Cheese rewards calendars
- Guest posting: Easy Healthy Crockpot Gumbo
- For next summer: Reading programs abound
- DIY: Making a marble scarf necklace
- 10 reasons every couple should camp
- Stuffed patty pan squash
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