I began my yearly purge of my closet and my storage shed.... I found clothes that I had forgotten about and realized I really don't need any new clothes. I have plenty. I found brand new clothes that had been forgotten and buried. Point being, I have plenty. Clothes, house decorations what ever there was plenty in storage. Can you say GARAGE SALE??
Last month my car broke down. It's still broken down. It has been very frustrating being without my own vehicle. I have been without my vehicle for a month. Thankfully I have had great co-workers that were willing to haul me to work or take me home. They would ask me before I asked them. Then a co-worker volunteered her vehicle without me asking. That was a serious answer to prayer! (small town with no public transportation) Now, funny thing about the borrowed vehicle... I somehow carried a mouse home in my bag from my classroom. Well, sadly it crawled out of my bag and died in the dash of the vehicle. For a week I drove a borrowed car with the smell of death in it. Gross!! But because of the generosity of my coworker I was able to visit my family over Christmas-death smell and all. I have been able to drive to the grocery store and go run errands.
I am organizing my pantry and cleaning out my fridge. Ugh. I hate to waste stuff. It bothers me to see unused cans of food that are out of date because I was too busy or missed them being in there. Guess what? My pantry and fridge are still full. I won't go hungry any time soon.
Today, I returned the borrowed vehicle and decided to ride my bike home after dropping it off. Well, the chain popped off and I couldn't fix it! Darn it! So, me and my bike walked 2 miles home. Now, I have no issue with walking home, I needed the exercise. But the entire time I was walking I could not help but to think about how frustrating this situation should be but, I could only smile.
I was listening to the song, "Beautiful Day" by, Jamie Grace. I just had to smile realizing how beautiful each day is because of the provisions I have been given.
I won't go hungry, my pantry is full. I have plenty of clothes to wear-and share! I am healthy enough to walk anywhere I need to. I come home to a roof over my head and heater that works. I am BLESSED! Thanks to all of my students, friends, family and co workers for being in my life. May you live each day realizing what you have and see how every day is a Beautiful Day!