God has spent the last week forcing my eyes open. Open to the blessings in my life.
Open to the hurts and struggles of other people. Open to how many supportive friends I have. Friends who are so near and dear to me that they can encourage me with an email, a hug, a look, a card, and even a blog comment.
Life is hard for everyone and I think sometimes I forget that. I look around and see that everyone else has it so much easier than I do. It is a lie straight from the master of all lies. Life is meant to be a struggle. A struggle of good versus evil. There is much evil in the world, but there is also much good. Also, good will win in the end-I know, I read THE BOOK.
So, today, on this fresh brand-spanking new Monday, my life has not changed one bit. The same struggles I have been struggling with are still there. I will lose my temper approximately 27 times today, find it, clean up the messes it made, lose it again and vow to do better. My daughters will have to be corrected, disciplined, given disparaging looks, threatened with lost privileges, forced to learn lessons, encouraged to love, allowed to blossom, hugged and loved on, and all of the other stuff that goes with parenting.
So what is different today? I'm not buying the lies anymore. I'm not buying the lies that tell me everyone else has it all together and I am in the 'SLOW row'. I'm not caring what anyone thinks about me or my children-I am plugging into God and the people that truly LOVE my family and my children. I am counting my blessings. I am giving unloving judgement, criticism and superiority the brush-off. I'm not waiting until hubby and I have perfect wonderful parenting unity to handle some of the big stuff. My attitude has been adjusted. BY GOD. I plan to keep it adjusted-one day at a time starting with today.
Have a FRESH prosperous Monday.