Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Pharisee, Two Cupcakes and a Gift Card.

Lately, my attitude has left much to be desired. On Sunday, when my pastor spoke about the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, it was a little unsettling to me, that most recently, I relate more to the Pharisee than the humble, repentant Tax Collector.
As of late, I seem to be standing before God, telling him all the things I am doing right, with a bit of a snottiness going on. Not good.
And so, I have set out, to try and change my attitude. Be thankful. Have gratitude. Understand sacrifice.
My first opportunity came on Monday morning, when I had to teach in grade 9. Now the thing about grade 9 is this, either you go in, and are super cool and they love you.....or you go in, and totally bomb...and they wont speak a word to you. It's really just a roll of the dice.
And Monday, I rolled well......the classes went well and we connected. And that day....I was thankful. Later that day, I found out about a retreat with one of my favorite speakers, on a wkd that I am actually not working. Something else to be thankful for.
Tuesday, I was struggling with some health issues...and had trouble being thankful....and had to go back to grade 9 for my last day there. When I returned to the office, two gluten free cupcakes were waiting for me. Thankful.
A little later, someone came in to drop off something for a client. Inside the bag, was a note and gift card for me, thanking me for speaking recently at her Bible Study. Thankful.
Today, I received some test results for my back, that were very encouraging. My back may hurt, but so far I am not going to require the surgery that is so prevalent in my family. Praise God. Thankful.

And so, I am continuing to look for the thankful. I am continuing to look for the silver lining. And I will continue to watch for blessing, as God continues to pour.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this great truth about being thankful for the little things in our lives. We often skip over those things and move on to the next big thing we hope that God will do and show us. Yay God, that he is into the little details that make our lives joyful.
    I am glad to hear that you do not have to go in for surgery, that is Great!!!! I praise the lord with you


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