Do you ever have one of those days where you feel blessed, really blessed? Well, today was one of those days for me. Now the blessings were not anything extravagant... they were just little blessings woven into the fabric of my day. But when lots of little blessings are knit together, it adds up to big blessings in my book.
It all started with meeting two gals who are helping me plan a Winter Retreat. I've never planned a retreat before, and God has definitely lined up the perfect pair to partner with me on this. Not only do they both have experience in retreat planning, but they were also filled with great ideas about marketing strategies, next steps and scheduling. The wisdom they shared was invaluable to me. I'm super blessed that God raised up these two ladies for the retreat planning leadership team!
Well, our meeting ran a little long and I had to rush to pick up my three year old from pretty-school (his name for preschool). I said a little prayer asking God to expand my time... and even specifically requested that school get out a little late today. God is good... I showed up and the car pool line was still inching along AND I wasn't even the last parent there. I was the second to last parent, but not the last one...
My three year old took a great nap and I got some quiet time with God. My seven year old had no homework. Dinner was easy and everyone ate it (that's a five-star meal in my book when two picky boys are at the table). My seven year old got to have some special one-on-one time with his Daddy at Cub Scouts. And they even did something secret afterwards that can't be shared with Mommy. Special memories were made tonight. I love it!
See, nothing extravagant... just little blessings that God wove into my day. I'm discovering the beauty of my days as I become aware of the blessings and take time to express my thankfulness. Are you discovering the little blessings God weaves into your day too? I can't wait to see what blessings you share with me today!
Ephesians 5:19-20 are the memory verses for this week. Why, you ask? Because yesterday God used these verses to remind me that I need to always give thanks to Him for everything. Writing this verse on my heart will help me remember to be thankful even when I don't feel like it. And the verses seem quite fitting too since this week is Thanksgiving. So remember to "Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual
songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to
God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Today, I am thankful for...
1. My two retreat planning friends and the wisdom they shared
2. A beautiful fall day that allowed us to meet outside for a bit
3. God's grace in getting me to pretty-school on time
4. Hot drinks that warm from the inside out
5. My hubby who loves me so much
6. Unexpected compliments
7. My neighbor who is a nurse
9. Prayers of my son
10. Each of you joining me in this experiment!
Here's to 10,000 reasons... Only 7,788 to go...