Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Day 9, January 9

"The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now."--Oprah Winfrey

It's easy--too easy--to postpone happiness as we wait for our lives to change.  I waited for all my children to be out of diapers.  I then waited for them all to be in school.  I waited until my husband was out of school and had a good job.  I waited for this and for that, until I felt like I'd spent my entire life waiting.

In the meantime, I missed out on the now.  I missed out on the blessings the Lord was busy pouring out upon me in the present.   Fortunately I woke up and started appreciating the mercies and love He saw fit to give me.  I saw beauty in a sunset.  I found laughter in the antics of my kitty.  As I gained in gratitude, I also gained in joy.

So, for today, I am grateful for what I have now. 

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes I can do that. Today, not so much. Why is that? I'm the same person, so why do I just struggle more some days than others?