Yesterday, after I wrote about being hurt by another, I thought I should share what happened afterwards. For what does one do when you feel ever so down and rejected? Believe it or not, I started counting my blessings. Well, first I wallowed in my despair for a bit, then I cried tears, prayed, then I started counting, and then I received encouragement.
Today, a few of those blessings I counted...
a wonderful soccer season for our youngest, with the best coach ever (yes, I am partial, the coach is my husband after all!)
planting tender new plants, which we had grown from seed, in our garden
eating freshly harvested, from our garden, mixed greens for dinner
a daughter, who was feeling a bit left out and friendless two months ago, had two birthday party invites within a few weeks
ability to send two children to camp this summer
an annual upcoming extended family trip to an amusement park
a tree flowering in our backyard
my husband setting up the hammock in our backyard under the flowering tree for us to take an afternoon nap together
While the incident I shared yesterday, still stings, I am choosing to focus on the larger picture of my life. So, for these and so many more blessings, I give thanks!