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I don’t know if you ever start marching into your week and suddenly things feel a little off beat. Like you can’t quite get it together. Or like there’s this force of resistance pulling at you from every turn.
The week has been a little like that for me.
Monday, I went to make some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and something was wrong with the peanut butter. It just didn’t seem right. So, there I stood with jelly, bread, and no idea how to redeem the lunch situation.
Later that morning I went to that once a year certain doctor appointment that all females love to pieces. Yes, that one. And at the moment that would absolutely be most embarrassing, I nearly fell off the end of the table. Both the doctor and nurse had to grab me. Nervous giggles and red faces abounded.
Heaven help me.
Then there were some attitudes to handle. Appointments that demanded I be on time despite the fact I was running hopelessly late. And way too many things screaming at me from the to-do list.
In the midst of it all I had to stop myself. And boss myself a bit.
All of this felt stressful. But none of this stuff is really bad. Seriously, it isn’t.
Though the peanut butter went south, my kids still ate.
Though the doctor’s appointment was embarrassing, I’m still healthy.
And though life doesn’t always fit nicely into a neat little schedule, all these things are evidence of blessings.
Can’t I see that I’m managing blessings?
And if I’d just look at life a little more from this perspective, everything would seem so much sweeter.
Except the next time I fall off a doctor’s table, I’d much prefer to be completely dressed. Thank you very much.