(It's shortly after 11p.m.
I was about to say, and "finally, the house is quiet". But, I would've spoken too soon. Sigh.
I've been sighing, for the better part of this day, because you know.. LIFE. LOL! I am really sitting here typing this, laughing out loud.
I would tell you guys all about the folly, I've seen and experienced today. But, that would take all night. And I don't have all night. As I mentioned earlier, it's after 11p.m. So, instead, I'll just put my stunna shades on, so I don't have to see it anymore. Not really. I just love those glasses, and I'll find any excuse to put 'em on. (The photo of them is at the end of this post, because for whatever reason Weebly's editor wouldn't let me it here-where it goes. How ruuuddeee! *In my best Stephanie Tanner voice*
So, let's get to the part where "sighing" goes out the window, and The Whole Attitude of Gratitude-thing comes into play. Shall we?
After a day like the one I've had (and it's been a doozy)...
At the end of it all, I realize that I am blessed beyond measure!
I am grateful for things "being as well as they are"! I say those words, to the Lord, just about, every day of my life.
Because, I sit here and type in the comfort of my home, with all the modern conveniences. Like WiFi. And we all know, how y'all can't live without that.
I even had that WebTV thing back in the early 90's, when internet was "NEW"-new. Does anyone remember that? It was a keyboard, you just plugged into your TV, with an adapter of some sort. You could set up an email account through the provider and whatnot, and SLOWLY surf the web! And I do mean, slow-ly, too!
It took like 3-5 minutes to load a web page. But we didn't know that it was slow. We had nothing to compare it to. (Until I went to work for a startup Internet company and found out what multiple, huge servers, will allow you to do!) I'm certain we wouldn't go for that now, though, would we? I know I couldn't abide it. I do everything quickly, and I don't have time for dilly-dallying. 3-5 minutes to load a webpage? That would kill these kids. And me too. I have about 8-10 tabs open at any given time, on this laptop. That would never do! I had totally forgotten about that thing, until my sister-in-law reminded me, of it a few days ago. So yeah, that's enough to make me grateful, right there.
And THE FIRST THING kids want to know, when they come to your house, is do you have WiFi? What if I don't? Then what? Are they not going to stay or come over again? I'd really like to know. The next time a kiddo asks me they ask that, I'm going to say "I have WebTV."
.....but in all seriousness
I AM TRULY GRATEFUL to God, for all that He's done, for me. I don't have to go to bed hungry, tonight. But someone, somewhere does. I have a reasonable portion of health and strength. Someone, somewhere is wishing they could say the same. I have a family, that I love, and that loves me back. But someone, somewhere is hurting because they feel alone and they think no one cares. For some of them it's true. I see it every day. People who really don't have anyone who cares. It's a sad thing to be in this world all by yourself. There's so much that we all take for granted, that others would be so grateful to have.
Sometimes it's difficult not to let the stressors of life, overwhelm us for a moment. We all have those days. It's normal. We're human. Especially for moms. We move like we have a battery in our back. We just, go and go, and go some more, because it's what we know. And often, it's what we must do. The older I get, the more I'm learning how to slow down, and truly be in the moment. They are sometimes, few and far between, but when I see an opening to stop for a second, I do. Do it when you can, as often, as you can. Life is too short, to spend it, rushing. It'll still be there when you come back to it. Whatever IT is.
I thank God, tonight, for inner peace and joy. It's a supernatural peace, that in the midst of storms, we have the power to speak a word of any situation, and calm it.
I say "PEACE BE STIILLL OFTEN! OFTEN! OF-TEN!
Y'all can laugh if you want to, but...LISTEN!
The "good" WiFi went out for 45 minutes, RIGHT AFTER, I had typed "I don't have all night" and was getting ready to talk about gratefulness! See how that works?
Be blessed and encouraged. God loves you and I DO TOO! I am grateful for you as well.
2:18 a.m. <---- Y'all see that time stamp?