Recently a childhood friend of mine post this to facebook:
We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of something we don’t have but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. Frederick Keonig
It hit home especially since this is the time of year where my Amazon wish list gets bigger by the day and I find myself questioning if I can keep the dollar bill I found in Shelby’s laundry.
I was given a big gift this year – I know you are thinking I am meaning the seven pound gift I was given almost 3 months ago – no it is bigger.
I was given the picture I have always wanted.
|loving my big fake smile at the end, right?|
Yes it’s a photo booth picture – from my cousin’s wedding to be exact, but it’s so much more. Look deeper, do you see it?
It’s a family. It’s the family that I have dreamed of for years. It’s my Psalm 37:4 – I challenge you to look it up.
I have to step back this time of year, take a deep breath and remember I am Blessed – Blessed beyond words for I put my trust, my life, in the hands of my Heavenly Father and He in turn has given me a gift that’s joy leaves me speechless. It that moment that inhale and tears feel my eyes – I am blessed.
So, do you? Do you snag the dollar bill that your child left in the clothes? I mean it could be a fee for doing their laundry, right?