Sunday, July 12, 2015

Zinnias & Life...

Life is good.... extremely busy, but good.
 
 
I'm starting to feel like I am spending more of my life on the road, than anywhere else.
 
 

 
 
My new teaching job is 45 minutes away....
I am so thankful for the opportunity, and right now I am only working to get my classroom ready,
but, those 45 minutes on the road (one way) have been a lot to get used to.
 
 
 
 
Regardless, life is good.
I have a tendency to complain about being tired, or busy, but life. is. good.
really, good.
I see people around me suffering with terrible things, and I remember how blessed I really am.
 
 
 
I am reminding myself, before I open my mouth to gripe and grumble, many of the things that I complain about, many people dream of filling their days with those things....
 
 
Last week the little one had to have dental work done (she is the new owner of a shiny, silver "princess" cap).  Oh my goodness, that stuff is expensive!  BUT - we found a way to pay for it.
Many mamas and daddies don't know how they will buy milk or bread...
My. life. is. good.
 
 
My house is a disaster area right now.... Seriously, y'all.... a science experiment is being conducted in my kitchen, as we speak....
 
But, I have a roof over my head.... I have my mortgage paid.... I have electricity.... I have food.... I have clothes.... Life. is. good.
 
 
Have I told you that life is good?!  I can't remember if I mentioned that, or not.
 
((wink, wink))
 
I'm not gonna lie, I can grumble with the best of them.
But, my prayer today is that when I do start to mutter a complaint, that I am reminded how good I have it.
 
 
 
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  Matthew 11:28-30
 
And, if in this moment, you find yourself battling something that is beyond a day to day stress.... something that you feel is bigger than you can handle, or that you should be bearing, remember that HE is there.... the God of all creation is there for you...
 
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and mountains quake and with their surging.”  Psalm 46:1-3
 
Have a blessed week, y'all!
-Heather

6 comments:

  1. Thanks. I.really.really.needed.to.read.this!!

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  2. This is really encouraging, Heather, thank you!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit, and for commenting. It made my day! Said a prayer for you!

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  3. Hey friend 'we' could have used this for thoughtful thoughts today..wanna use it for your post LGH next Monday? Sweet, honest, thought provoking, challenging and I L O V E L O V E Z I N N I A S

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    1. Yes we could have! I should have sent it to you! :) I'm working on another for you - promise! I love zinnias, too... so much! I scattered the seeds along the side fence in my backyard. I love looking over and seeing the pops of color - and, they tolerate the Texas HEAT so well! :)

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