In the morning when you wake up think about what makes
the sun shine brighter on your day.
Or something like that. Jaydon and I popped into Starbucks today and as we were waiting on my drink, we were talking about the decor - colors, shapes, etc. One of the pictures had that written on it. Obviously it kind of got me thinking about what makes the sun shine brighter on my day. I have contemplated it for awhile. I have concluded that simply counting my blessing from God every morning - not that I do it - makes the sun shine brighter. I am so blessed. Here are a few I have counted today -
1. My Boys
I am blessed with a wonderful husband who loves me and his boys. He gets up everyday and goes to work so he can provide for us. I am blessed that we are okay. I don't have to worry about my marriage being on the brink of disaster. He is a great father who throws the football with Dylan and plays "Batcave" with Jaydon. He makes me laugh. My little boys provide lots of life and activity. There is never a dull or boring moment. They tell me they love me and give me wonderful hugs. My boys are a blessing.
2. My Family
I am blessed to have a fabulous family. My parents are the best in the world. They still love each other after many years of marriage. They would do anything for their kids and grandkids. They bring smiles to my boys faces. My sister and brother are great. I love watching them "grow up" and following their adventures in this life. I am better because of them. My sister and bro-in-law are about to make me an aunt. (I can't wait.) It will be so much fun to watch them enter the world of becoming parents. I am blessed that we are so close and love each other so much. We have shared tears of joy and happiness and tears of sadness and pain. We have shared hugs and high-fives and lots of fun and for this I am blessed.
3. My Health
Surprisingly I find blessings in my health. I am blessed because I have hope in the midst of the pain and confusion. I don't know how I would have made it these last 10 years without my feet on the Rock. I have taken more medications than I care to admit, been a pin cushion for countless nurses, initialed shoulders, elbows, and hips so a doctor would know which joint to work on, and sat waiting rooms being the only person without grey hair. I never imagined this would be my life course, but it is. I don't like it, but I am better for it. I can see God's hand in my life and will gladly share it with anyone who will listen. I am blessed because I know God is forever with me in the valleys and on the mountain tops. I am blessed because my Saviour is my bright light amid the darkness.
So this is a brief list of what makes my sun shine brighter in the morning. I could go on and on, but it is hard to write when a three year old is demanding my attention. I am thankful I read those words this morning and will try to more often remember the things that make my sun and the Son shine brighter in the morning. I hope you will think about it too.