It’s a Monday morning.
Had horrible abdominal cramps since last night.
I have a 7am shift at work today and it just isn’t the best day for me.
Got up at 4am, got out of the house on time to get on the train so I wouldn’t be late for the bus. However, the bus I was supposed to get on was 30 minutes late. So big news, I was late for work (which I totally hate, that’s why I make sure to leave my place early)!
I had to change into a scrub suit after coming to work already late, only to find out I was allegedly supposed to work at 9am!
Can you imagine the fuming anger I had in me? I was about to explode and just go home because let’s see,
a. I wasn’t feeling well to begin with.
b. I had to wake up at 4am.
c. My bus was a half an hour late.
d. The scheduler at work screwed up my schedule.
e. I have 2 extra hours I have to waste being at work on top of my 10 hr. shift.
Everything about my Monday morning is not working out. :-/
Here I am, venting to all of you, knowing fully well it won’t do much good for me.
So instead, I turn to the one who comforts me, more than anything and anyone.
“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NASB)
An immediate calm and peace is over me.
What have I to be thankful for this morning you may ask? Well, I’m curious myself so I went ahead and made a list.
a. I woke up not feeling well, but alive nonetheless.
b. I’m healthy, I don’t have some debilitating illness.
c. While I’m not rich, I have the means to get to work and back home and I have more than enough food in my lunch bag for the long day ahead.
d. I saw a great sunrise this morning, while on the train, a combination of pink-red-orange skies, the beauty of which couldn’t possibly be described by words.
e. I’m sitting on a lazy boy chair in the “quiet room” at work so I have a place to rest and relax before I officially start my day at 9am.
f. I have good coffee and hot water which makes my tummy feel better.
g. Above all, I actually have a job, that pays the bills and allows me to bless other people who are in need.
For these I am thankful to God and for His mercy and love and forgiveness for my ungrateful heart earlier this morning.
This photo was from yesterday’s beautiful fund-raising bbq at Richmond Alliance Church for Islandson Ministries
So much to be thankful for, I wonder why we even bother to be ungrateful!?
Have an awesome Monday everyone!