Friday, April 1, 2011


Yesterday I was worried about myself. I woke up thinking about the laundry list of worries I had on my plate for the day. I spilled my smoothie in the car on the way to breakfast is not a great way to start the day of chasing after a classroom of 2 and 3 year olds. I was in a bit of a mood, before the day really even started. I left work and went to get groceries, worrying about how much money could be spent. I came home and had a little money-stress break-down. The day had been all about me and all about the stresses that consume me.

Then, last night I got a message from my sister that she and her husband had been in a car accident. The focus of the day changed just a bit! My sister and her husband are ok. So is the person in the other car involved. But all of a sudden, my concerns about my bank account, energy level, and things-to-do list just didn't really matter very much!

It's amazing how one event can cause a shift in perspective!

I almost feel like I wasted yesterday, because I was so consumed by worry. I spent the day thinking about what I do not have, rather than focusing on the amazing blessings in my life.

So in the spirit of starting today out better than I did yesterday, here are a few things I am thankful for!

1) My sister and her husband are ok
2) My other sister is pregnant with baby #2 and they are both healthy
3) Next week one of my friends from college is coming to Austin
4) I have a safe place to live
5) There are people who value me and see the good things in me and the things I am capable of.

Have a blessed day, everyone.