I am sitting in this office today trying to focus on the blessings in my life and frankly it’s one of those days when even coming up with the blessings seems an arduous task! I MUST be a direct descent of the author of Lamentations…which is suspected to be Jeremiah…so not altogether a bad heritage! Though with my MOUTH, it’s more likely Isaiah.
So…I’m sitting here, and today’s lamentation is this lack of work (you’d think I’d be thrilled, but idle time has never been among my strengths). I love/need to go-go-go-go/do-do-do-do! It’s just the way I’m wired, no excuses. I have (and I’m NOT joking) approximately 25 minutes of work to do today and stretching that out over the course of 8 hours is a task…wait it’s already 9:46, so actually only about 6 more hours. My mind starts traveling to all the things at home I could be working on…however the pay is so much less there! I suppose I’m preaching to the choir now, aren’t I?
Before you start in on the lecture of finding some work to do…let me just say that I’ve done that the past couple of days and now literally there is nothing in my in-box…no I’m not kidding! I’m just that good at what I do…okay and it’s a slow time here. I’ve thought about causing some injuries to beef up the business in this medical field, but somehow that just doesn’t feel right.
Then this morning I slept a bit later than usual so as I was speeding out the door (no, I don’t know why), I scooped up all the paperwork I wanted to bring in to fill time and part of that was a card from my wonderful husband. He left this heartfelt card for me to find today and it was so touching and so true!
Side note: card shopping is an art form to me. I love to shop for cards but I won’t buy a card for someone unless it says exactly what I mean. It’s sometimes difficult finding just the right card because they are sometimes overstated and less often, understated.
My husband knows and also follows this truth. For example he won’t buy a card for his dad (who wasn’t around during his youth) that says: “Thanks for always being there for me!” because it just ain’t true. So the sentiment on my card this morning means even more to me! Thank you darling…you continue to remind me of how much love one person can offer and not deplete their source!
My card is sitting on my desk for all the WORLD (translation: my coworkers) to see just how loved I am (and loveable I can be…at home). One of my coworkers came by and politely asked if she could read it, after giving her the assent, she read it and of course “oohed and aahed” appropriately. We both agreed I was highly blessed among women!
And so here I sit now, 10:01 a.m. and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, next to God’s love and redemption through Jesus, my husband is my greatest blessing and that’s a really wonderful place to be! He can irritate me more than almost anyone just because of that rib shortage he has, but he also knows exactly how to make me smile and laugh and love and most importantly how to be loved.
Thank you God for my husband and for making us a perfect fit! You are the Yin to my Yang. Help me remember this blessing everyday!
Have an awesome Thursday! Do something fun today!
P.S. Yep...here it is...#200. Maybe I should've gotten a cake like they do on tv!