When I consider my wants, the list is endless.
- No worries
- No problems
- World peace
- More time with family
- Publish a book that will help others
- Be in the best shape
- Travel all over the world
- Walk on the beach
- Great health; no aches and pains
- Great relationships with family and friends
- Become a better photographer
- More time to write
- Become a better teacher
- Be more patient with others
I often pray for all my troubles to go away. I remember something that Lysa TerKeurst said to me a few years ago at a conference. I had to write it down as I knew it was something I needed to hear and absorb.
Sometimes it is in the mundane every day occurrences, I find my wants are overshadowed by my blessings.
As I listen to the little children in my Mini-Mustang class, I learn patience. I glance at Miss Patricia and we smile knowingly. Three year old Avery is hugging another student and giving him a high five for doing something good.
I don't want to focus so much on my list of wants that I miss out on the blessings of this day.
Blessings and love,