Something not out of the ordinary, but just made me focus on something different, something better, something to be thankful for.
I was looking in our cupboards today trying to find room to put some things I had purchased for a ministry I'm sort of doing. I don't like my counters cluttered and they were looking a bit cluttered so I wanted to see if I could move some things around and store things in the cupboards.
And I couldn't. Because there was no room.
Because I had FOOD and lots of FOOD there. Canned soups, rice and noodle mixes, pasta sauce, canned vegetables, etc, etc, etc, etc.
I just looked at it all and I said "oh my gosh, I am truly blessed" and I said "thank you Lord."
Suddenly that thing I was so upset about with the mouse and work took a back seat and I was just humbled on how blessed I am and how God has provided for me and those I love.
And then I sat down to a dinner of
shrimp wrapped in bacon
barbecued corn on the cob
twice baked potatoes
smoked pulled pork with BBQ sauce served with small rolls
and I knew I had nothing really to complain about and that I was very grateful I had a job. So thank you Lord for the provisions and protection you have given and done for my family.
(We recently have been experimenting with smoking meat, which is absolutely delicious, I'm blessed to have people that live in the same house as me that love to cook and are good at cooking).
(We don't usually make this much food, LOL, we are experimenting with this and that and when we do, we tend to make lots of food that we have for leftovers and we also tend to share with others in our neighborhood and others elsewhere with the blessings God has given us :)
(and for the record, we had two trick or treaters the other night, and lots of candy left over)
(and I'm thrilled to report that the guy from the park that went to our church last weekend for the first time came back again today, thank you Lord!)
(I think that park is going to be a ministry place for me, but that's another story for another day..........)