one of these days, i will have a fun blog that tells all sorts of details about the cool things i’ve been up too. until then…the storm rages. literally and internally.
this is the closest i’ve ever been to a blizzard. pretty insane stuff. i have had a rotten attitude for the entire storm, complaining to myself about how i want things to be different. my self-centered attitude has resulted in zero change to the storm and my circumstances. has it helped? have the people around me appreciated it? hmmmm. no.
i remember when snow was always fun, exciting and an unexpected blessing. you have to remember that i’ve lived in the willamette valley almost my entire life. :o) a few years ago, financially losing a few days of work was hard for me to deal with, and i lost out on an opportunity to enjoy the days off. again, with a totally different scenario, i’ve have overlooked the joy and the excitement that big storms bring. am i affected by those days off i had years ago? not really. so what did my worrying and my bad attitude accomplish? a bad few days.
Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” –Luke 12:22-26–
from this moment on, i have decided to change my attitude. i have SO much to be thankful for. i have all of my needs provided for…plus more. i have really appreciated the support of my friends and family…God has really blessed me! thank yous to everyone!