Earlier today, as I was driving and relishing in my bad day, I was creating a post in my head, complaining about how things had gone wrong all day thus far. Complaining about breaking a wine glass at 8AM and then stepping on a shard of glass. Complaining about my lost, broken and forgotten sunglasses (respectively) and the bright morning sun in the car. Complaining about how I got Ava's bright orange antibiotics all over my favorite shirt. How I can't find a pediatric allergist that takes our insurance. I could practically *feel* my blood pressure rising with every passing mile. And then, something changed.
Now I'm not one to get all in your face religious. You all know I've been on my own spiritual journey, but believe to each their own. What I take comfort in may not work for you, and so why push it on you? Not my style. That being said, I'm gonna drop the G word in this post, so watch yourself!
I decided that, much like an addict facing temptation, it would be helpful to say the serenity prayer. And from that, I decided, why not continue to say a little prayer of thanks. And it went something like this:
Thank you, God, for my beautiful family. My daughter, who is my world. My job, for which I am eternally grateful in this economy. My extended family, my "in-laws", my car and home and all of the things that I've been blessed with and use to provide for my family. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for that one May day where I made the most important decision of my life. I can never thank you enough for my sweet, sweet baby girl. I am so abundantly blessed to just be in her presence, not to mention the ways in which she's changed me, made me - and us - stronger and better. Thank you God for the strength you gave me that day, to know the right thing to do, to put me on the path to where I am now. Thank you for my baby. For all the decisions I ever made in the past 26 years that somehow landed me hear. I am so, amazingly blessed. Please help me to be strong, and courageous, and to always remember that despite the little things that go wrong, that they shall pass, and I will continue to be surrounded by the overwhelmingly amazing things. In the name of Jesus Christ, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. Amen."
My day took such a nice turn for the better after that :)
So thank you, God.