02 Jan J.D. Kidd

I woke up smiling and snuggling with my hubby. He hopped out of bed and I followed suit, making our bed, making breakfast (and lunch) for our family. He got dressed and came in the kitchen playing ‘Lovely Day’ by Bill Withers (MY FAVORITE!). We talked and sat down for a while with one of our children and ate breakfast and went over the schedules for the day ahead. We shared a kiss and he left for work. He called to tell me how happy he is with where we are right now and how we should use our positive momentum to build and propel us forward.

What a great morning! But guess what? That’s NOT every morning. Sometimes, we’re tired or grouchy or we don’t have enough energy for breakfast (or lunch) making for the day. Some days the kids are moving slow as molasses and I’m fussing them out of the door. Whew…God is good enough, more than good enough to give us exactly what we need when we need it. I appreciated this morning. I don’t know what tomorrow may bring but I know that today, I woke up with peace and was able to enjoy my family at a time that is usually hectic for the 6 of us that are under that roof.

In the midst of raising 6 teenagers (yes Lord!) and 2 pre-teens, God is still there. Although my feelings are hurt at times, I’m not appreciated or acknowledged as a parent, there is resistance around so many corners…GOD IS STILL THERE! I wonder how many times God looks at us the way that we look at our children, coworkers, family, etc… wanting appreciation, acknowledgment, an intimate conversation? How many times do we let ourselves get so “used to” our blessings that we don’t take the time out to acknowledge the blessings all around us, big and small. Changing my focus to one of appreciation from one of “why me” is one of my main goals. Change your focus and change your life, I’m a firm believer in that.

How many blessings have you acknowledged today? Let’s take a moment to say…THANK YOU LORD!!

Colossians 3:15-17 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Have a fabulous hump day!

Blessings, J.D. Kidd

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