Friday 10 January 2020

Feeling Grateful Every Day

As I walked into the hospital this morning for my appointment, I could feel my heart swelling with gratitude. Not because life is perfect and I have it all sorted, but because God is good and I'm thankful for the mercies He shows me.

I felt at peace with the world and as I left the hospital knowing I needed another operation, I was quite happy with this. It doesn't take a lot to throw me off kilter though, as one phone call from the girls Head of House at school and I started to feel anxious and discontent.

It's nothing major, and I hope after a good chat later with one of the girls I'll feel better. I hate it when it feels as if one of my kids is getting the rough deal. She isn't an angel at all, but the other child definitely has played their part in their rocky relationship.

Confrontation and feeling powerless in a situation are two things sure to throw my balance, but I'm not going to let them steal my joy and that's why I'm putting together this gratitude list. And if it's running, I'll add this post to the Reasons to be Cheerful linky.

Today's gratitude's are -
  1. A lovely warm shower when I woke.
  2. The kids were all up, sorted and out the door for the bus in good time.
  3. A traffic free journey to the hospital, getting me there in time to enjoy a bacon butty before my appointment.
  4. No delay for my appointment; I was in on time and they've confirmed I'll be having another operation to help with my terrible periods.
  5. I treated myself to a fresh raspberry scone and clotted cream to enjoy later.
  6. The car has been cleaned inside and out (and not by me!)
  7. I'm all caught up on my blog work and I'm praying for some new work to come in.
  8. We have a weekend ahead with no plans, except church. I wonder what we'll get up to? 
  9. I'm spending some time in the prayer centre this afternoon, tuning in to God.
  10. I found out there is a new episode weekly of Chicago Medical and that's fab, as I love it! 
  11. A couple of sale tops in Salisbury's and two pairs of PJ's in M&S, all paid for with Christmas vouchers.
Today's a good day. Every day can have elements of good when you seek the joy and look to be content with what you have in life.

Wishing you a fabulous weekend friends. Mich x