This morning, as I was cooking breakfast, my 5 year-old son came into the kitchen and said, “Dad, I don’t want to go to school today because I have the hiccups.”
I responded, “Buddy, I don’t want to go to work today, either…it’s dreary and it’s raining (not to mention the fact that it’s Monday). It would be a terrific day to stay in bed! But just like mommy says, “Sometimes we’ve got to put on our big girl panties and deal!”
He laughed, then said, “Dad, you know I don’t wear panties!”
Wouldn’t it be great if we could just flip a switch and turn off the world for a day whenever we felt like it? But, we can’t, and for that I’m truly grateful. Because as I reflected on my interaction with my son, God reminded me that I should be thankful for the dreary, rainy, Monday’s in life. In other words, I am blessed far beyond my imagination, especially in the extremely mundane things.
I am blessed to have a family that wakes up and eats breakfast together each morning. I am blessed to have a home. I am blessed to have a vehicle that gets me to and from work. I am blessed with good health. I am blessed to live in a country that is kept both safe and free by men and women who lay down their lives, daily. I am blessed to exercise my first amendment which affords me the privilege to write this blog.
It’s easy for me to loose sight of all of the blessings in my life, especially when I get caught up in my own selfishness. Today I am reminded that I have lots to be thankful for…especially this, dreary, rainy, Monday.