As some of you know, I have been fighting some minor stomach issues for the last 6 months. Nothing serious, just enough to make me cranky. Today is another day of troubles. I was laying in bed feeling sorry for myself and ready to bite off someone’s head when the phone rang. And in God’s infinite wisdom, I was instantly reminded of how lucky I am and how minor my problem is. The call was from Compassion International. I talked to a very nice lady about the living conditions in Columbia. It was pretty hard to feel sorry for myself after that.
Over the last few months, I have had to make a few changes in my diet. I love milk, but I have had to give up dairy (ice cream is my favorite food group). I have lost a few pounds – which I really needed to anyway. I was told to eat less fat and cut back on red meat. Basically, I have been told that if my diet was healthier, I might be too. It has been better, but like I said, today was just another bad day.
My point isn’t to get sympathy, oh poor me. I was reminded by the phone call that I am very lucky. I have never gone hungry, I have too many options in fact. I have a Dr. I can go to whenever I need to, I have good medical insurance, and I am reasonably healthy. I just needed a reminder of that.
What have you forgotten to be thankful for today?
Gracious and loving God, I am a very forgetful person. I am sorry that I take so much for granted that I complain when the littlest thing doesn’t go my way. Thank you for reminding me again how lucky I really am. Please watch over and protect all those that aren’t as lucky as I am. I know that you feel their pain, count their tears and hear their prayers. Until we are all in your castle, I am your humble servant. Amen