Tuesday, October 27, 2009

In All Things

They say there is a silver lining to every cloud.

I know, I know that is so cliche, but you gotta admit looking for the silver lining makes the cloud so much more enjoyable.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 says "Give thanks in all circumstances." Sometimes easier said than done, but giving thanks does help one focus on the good rather than the bad. There is always something to be thankful for isn't there? Even in the direst of circumstances?

My circumstances last week were not dire, but they did give me cause to practice thankfulness in all things. The flu bug hit my little buddy. We had to cancel plans, including a visit to dear friends who (because of distance) we see far too little as it is.

I felt sorry for myself for a little bit, but then gave thanks. Thanks for the extra cuddles I received from my sick baby boy. Thanks because we were forced to slow down and stay home (during an especially busy season). Thanks for recovery and health.

My little buddy is doing much better. Although now that he is feeling better, he has decided to become a little more grouchy and demanding giving me a whole new set of circumstances to be thankful in!


Jami said...

Ah yes the after sick grouchies! I'll pray for you today on that!! :)

Love you!

Jami said...

I don't mean you're the grouchy one - hmmm it kind of sounded like that after I read my words again! :)

Especially Heather said...

Recovery and health are precious precious things. I am glad that your son is doing better...