I know life isn't always perfect. I may be optimistic, but I'm also realistic.
However, on days like this, it's easy to look at the world through rose-tinted glasses. These days:
~church with my hubby, in a place we like, worshipping the God who loves us.
~sleeping in. Together.
~good food...lots of it. Good leftovers.
~time to do things we like: together, and by ourselves.
~teamwork. Working together. Installing plastic on our bedroom windows, to hopefully lower the heating bill. Laughing, helping, coordinating. And making a pie together.
~that pie. Not to brag, but the best apple pie I've ever had, anywhere. Kudos to my mother for training me in the kitchen.
~getting homework done. Two days early!
~time to sit, watch TV, and not feel guilty about it in the least.
~sunny day, windy day--after the rain last night. God is Lord of all seasons, of even the changeable weather.
I want to focus more on the good things. The blessings that so often go unnoticed. Even on the days when they're not so obvious as today's. Because you know what?
My perspective isn't always the same. The glasses aren't always rose-tinted (or, even prettier if you ask me, a golden buttery yellow...everything looks sunny through yellow). Some days they might be puke green. Or gray. Or a depressing kind of blue (not all blues are depressing).
But even when my perspective changes, God stays the same.
He always blesses--even when I can't see the blessings.
He always loves--even when I'm the most unlovable.
He's always near--even when I'm turning so far away.
That's my God. That's the one I believe in.
That's the God I thank, on days like these...
(and yes, of course, every day. but some days it's easier to remember.)