Life has been complicated and depressive. My mother is recovering from a stroke hundreds of miles away. The current economic situation is iffy. Worrying changes nothing except my attitude - and that would be toward the negative. Time for an attitude adjustment! So, I am getting back to basics .... My Gratitude List ......
* My God is love. My God is in control and nothing, absolutely nothing, happens by mistake in His world. I am thankful for His perfect plan. And, I look forward with excitement to where He places me in His plan. My line of positive communication opened with the writing of my belief.
* My mother is slowly recovering. She is in the capable hands of God. I am thankful for the medical personnel, the hospital staff, the physical therapists and the healing medications He has placed in her path. I am thankful for cell phone service which allows me to hear her voice.
* I have wonderful, supportive and loving friends. How grateful I am!
* Cha Cha, my 3 1/2 year old black cat, who came to live with me this past February. She was skittish, afraid of her shadow when she moved in. She is now confident - opens cabinets to scatter contents, unmakes the bed, pushes books off shelves and has forgotten the meaning of 'No." Her latest demand (she's training me - Not Yet!) is a diet of tuna fish, tuna fish and more tuna fish - hold the dried cat food! I am grateful to have her company.
More on God's perfect plan - I rearranged the kitchen cabinets yesterday. My mugs and glasses simply did not want to comply. This morning I accidentally broke a glass while washing dishes. The mugs and glasses now fit perfectly! God has a sense of humor!
My prayer for the day -
God, grant me the serenity
to accept the thinks I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
I'm off to the things I can change. This house needs a good cleaning. And, this afternoon, who knows, God may sit me down at the sewing machine.
May God bless! Wishing you all a day full of serenity.