Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Blessed

It is late at night and I am still awake. Outside it is snowing, windy, and the cold is just brutal. I am inside, under the covers with the heat on, and posting from my phone.
I have been reviewing the day in my mind. What went wrong, who I was mad at. How was I as a dad today? Was I loving or did I fail to show love? Then I started thinking about how much worse things could be.
How blessed I am for what I have. How blessed I am that despite the bad, the good is prevailing. How foolish I am to have lost sight of all that is good and precious.
Tomorrow as the snow continues and the bitter cold remains, I will hug my children. I will show them my love and what they mean to me. I will kiss my wife and let her know my heart is still hers. I will let my family know that we are strong and we are blessed. I will not let the bad rule my thoughts. I am blessed and tomorrow I will live in the blessings that have been given to me.

4 comments:

James (SeattleDad) said...

Nice. Great sentiments DaddyYo. Always great to remember what you have.

Library Tweets said...

Beautiful!

Emily @doubleclicktech said...

A few nights ago I was pissed because I had to leave the house at night (once home from work) and go get bread and milk. I was irritated that dh was working so many hours lately and here I was taking care of the kids by myself after a long day at work. Well, once I got to the gas station, I heard a girl begging the mgr to let her "clean the bathrooms and take out the trash" in exchange for a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk. She wasn't asking for money. She was willing to work for those two items. Talk about a reality/gratitude check! Here I was bitching I had to get out on a cold night. I even offered my teenage daughter $5 to drive up there and get it! I realized how blessed I am 1) to not have to worry about buying bread and milk 2) to have a job that provides 3) to have a husband that provides because of a great job that also provides opportunity for overtime and a 4) warm house to go back to with my milk and bread. Many of us are blessed beyond our belief!

Peter said...

I agree, my wife and I went to single income this year and things do get hard and life can get crazy but it's those times when my boys are in bed and my wife is cuddled up next to me that makes me remember how blessed I am to have what I have. Cheers and blessings!

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