I awoke this morning not in a happy contented mood. It is Friday morning. I should be at Panara's with my beloved "Bagel Group" of friends gabbing about events of the past week and of course eating bagels and drinking too much coffee. Unfortunately due to weather event of yesterday, way too much rain, my much needed shower and clothes change was put off till later this morning. I am not fit for public appearances at the moment. Totally my vanity I realize, but after wearing and sleeping in the same cloths for 5 days...well you get the picture. Then there was the little matter of waking up and realizing that 4 of my girlfriends would be gathering together for a fun filled weekend in Myrtle Beach and I wouldn't be with them....yes I was having a pity party this morning. Not a good way to start a day I know. It was my decision not to go because the length of the drive and risk on yet again over doing, but that doesn't make it a whole lot easier to know that there will be lots of fun and laughter that I will be missing out on. It was a trip that had been anticipated for months.
Now there was good going on this morning as well. It was raining so hard last night that I chose not to take the garbage out for pick up. I couldn't put a raincoat on by myself and didn't really feel like sleeping in wet clothes that I couldn't change. It stopped raining some time during the night and I did wake up early enough that I was able to get the garbage out this morning. So that was a good thing.
Then there were my devotional readings for the morning. Yes, God can be good with his messages for us and sometimes he even can hit us over the head with the proverbial 2 by 4. The thought for today in one of my readings is:
Attitude is contagious. Is yours worth catching?
Oops....time for an attitude readjustment. Then I remembered a thought from the DVD I had been previewing yesterday in preparation for a study I will begin leading Monday morning:
Things could be worse!
So today I will get my thoughts back to an attitude of gratitude and if nothing else be grateful for my lazy boy chair, that I seem to be able to crochet without pain, and a boat lead of ladder yarn that I can crochet into beautiful necklaces. Oh and thanks to a wonderful friend I will get a shower, hair washed and clothes changes so this afternoon I can once again go out in pubic. Life is good and God is even better!