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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

So this morning, my car broke down! I mean, it just started acting crazy! The mechanic says that it looks like it's the transmission, so you know that's going to be a lot of moolah! On top of that, I have to pay the State $300 for a license issue. Not only this, but I have tons of bills, credit issues, I'm broke, and I think something is going on with my lower abdomen...
I bet you all are saying, "Do you want some cheese with that WINE???" Yeah, it sounds like I'm complaining, but not really. I said all of those things to say that I am actually very, very blessed and happy. I got on the scale this morning, and I am now in the 160s. I have a wonderful boss who is willing to help me with my car payment. The sky looked absolutely glorious this morning, clouds and all. I am able to walk, skip and even LEAP if I want to; I have beautiful, strong legs. Most wonderful of all, I have a AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL relationship with my heavenly father; I know he will NEVER let me down (he hasn't yet:-).
The old Sharee, on a morning like this, would be crying, feeling sorry for herself, and decide that this new lifestyle is just not that important. She would 'throw caution to the wind' and eat EVERYTHING...Yes, everything (I mean, everything else in her life is already messed up, why not?).
I, this new Sharee, even had a momentary lapse into the thinking style of the Old Sharee, but I was able to catch myself and guide my thinking back to where it should be. When I really started thinking about all my blessings, how could I be sad? I have a wonderful life. Sure, it's not perfect, but it's truly fantastic. I just can't understand how I could have been so blind before. So, I guess what I'm trying to say is, don't sweat the RELATIVELY small stuff. Look at the big picture. You're walking. Your able to type because you have beautiful, strong fingers. You're able to enjoy God's creations because your eyes work. You're alive. Isn't that reason enough to love yourself?
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  • BAREADER
    This is a good blog. We should all remember to count our blessings because even on the bad days, we are blessed. Every day is a gift, thanks for the reminder.
    4092 days ago
  • BUTTERFLY321
    Thanks for that Great Blog! Made my Good Day Great! emoticon
    4153 days ago
  • F70176555
    LOVED THIS BLOG! I AGREE WE ARE BLESSED! emoticon
    4154 days ago
  • AWILL09
    You and I are on the same page today. I was telling a coworker who was having a pity party the same thing: LOOK AT THE BIGGER PICTURE. You are right, even though things look and sound pretty bad at the moment, you are not letting the negativity steal your joy, and that is an amazing feat! You go girl and continue not sweating the small stuff.

    Happy New Year and best of luck to you!


    4154 days ago
  • LILSHINE
    My dear you have arrived at Faith! You have the attitude of someone that truly believes that He has everything in control, because truly He does. When you have this kind of peace you're able to look beyond your current events and into all the many blessings you've already received. Thanks for the reminder today.
    4155 days ago
  • TERSIEFROG
    You are terrific, amazing and so beautiful!! I hope things get easier for you. You deserve all the sunshine you can get to go right along with that attitude!!
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    4155 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3762884
    I love your attitude! God just has a way of getting us through the tough times. I wouldn't want to go through them without Him!
    4155 days ago
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