“Here’s the truth: when Mama ain’t happy, it’s Mama’s responsibility to deal with it.” Carol Kuykendall, MOPS International
I sit up and read the clock: 1:37am.
I’m guessing I can’t sleep because I’ve had tea too late. I almost went with the herbal and then changed my mind at the last second. Now, I’m paying the price.
I’m also fretting over middle-of-the-night questions, unable to make my mind quit talking:
“When will we get a new light and cover the hole in the ceiling over our kitchen table?”
“Will I have time to pick up the kids’ pies for “Math Pi Day” before school?”
“Does my daughter have any clean uniform pants for school tomorrow?”
“Will I be as cranky tomorrow as I was today?”
And was I ever cranky today. Oh, yes, ma’am. When I have a problem with everyone in my house, I have to admit the real problem is with me.
I hate it when I turn the Lord’s Day into “ugly attitude” day. It just seems like a double fail.
And tomorrow doesn’t look promising due to my at-the-most 4 hours of sleep.
So, I head downstairs, curl up on the sofa with Ann’s book and read her giving-thanks-words of eucharisteo. How often did I give thanks today? I wrote a couple things down early this morning then didn’t give it another thought in word or pen. Most of the day I huffed along choosing to give grief instead of thanks.
How easily I lose perspective.
I wake up tired on this mercies-anew morning. But, I’m remembering a gratitude attitude and I see giving thanks as one way God not only changes my life, but also change my day. How it can change my hour and my mood! Giving thanks proves His love never quits and He hasn’t given up on me.
In my quest to reach 1000…
#770 Mother/Daughter tea parties on basement floor
#771 Short sleeves in March
#772 Goodbye kisses
#773 Village Inn Pies
#774 People uniting over tragedy in Japan
#775 A changed mood
#776 A man who scrubs dishes
#777 Another cuppa chai
#778 Green houseplants
#779 Brushed long hair
#780 Big boy “I love ya, Mama!”
It’s a new day!
“Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh! Keep me from my stupid sins…Then I can start this day sun-washed, scrubbed clean of the grime of sin.” Psalm 19: 13-14 MSG