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I literally stepped back and gasped! The night before as we were preparing for this particular job I expressed to Handsome that I did not want to do this job...I would but I wasn't looking forward to it. I promised that I'd be positive the rest of the time and not grumble but I just ha-a-a-a-ad to give it a voice. Those two little words Simple Gratitude hit me in a way I needed. In my frustration, in my self pity, in my desire for "me time" I had forgotten what was really important- Simple Gratitude.
I've always been a positive person, my entire life. I don't only see my glass as half full but as refillable. Gratitude has always been "simple" for me. When I began forgetting to practice Simple Gratitude I fell into a slump, one could almost say I was bitter, dwelling on what I thought I was missing or lacking rather than focusing on all that I have. Over a week ago, I hit the deactivate button on Facebook. I was feeling rather sorry for myself and was exhausted with feeling like I had to pretend to be happy, full of joy and Miss Susie Sunshine but you know what??? Simple Gratitude doesn't require any of those things because it is giving glory, honor and praise for the small stuff, the little victories. It's about accepting exactly where I am today and making something beautiful out of it instead of wishing that I would be delivered out of my own personal Babylon (thanks Heath). God is giving me the opportunity to shape my own future by opening myself up to all the blessings in my life today.
A huge shout out of thanks to the stranger with the hat at the recent Caring & Sharing golf tournament, I think he may have been an angel because I really needed to see his hat. And another thanks to Julie, the random stranger from the parking lot at Sam's yesterday, who felt the tug to give me a bottle of wine because she said it was "National Do Something Nice for Someone Day," I paid it forward and used your kindness and smile to teach a lesson to my Wednesday night girls group at church then we walked to the Square and I treated them to ice cream!!