Overcoming Murphy’s Law

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murphys law (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)


Some days….weeks….months can seem like a perpetual loop of “Murphy’s Law”.




What can go wrong, does. There is not much I can do about it.


Sigh, again.


Don’t we all have times like this? It’s hard to see the good, know that the sun will shine again…when we are standing in the gray of twilight. It is easy to believe that the to do list will never end, the “unexpected” will become the norm, and there won’t be enough. Negativity is part of the human condition. It is the default mood when our well laid plans go off road.


And, I am no different.


This weekend I’ve been thinking, contemplating, about my Eucharisteo journal. (see this post to find out about Eurcharisteo) I’ve neglected it for awhile. I wish I hadn’t. I need that list. The list that shows me, proves to me, awakens me to the joy. The blessings.


God is always good. His goodness does not depend on whether or not I acknowledge it.


But, seeing, listing, accepting His blessings changes me. He does not change…it is me. I am the one that sees things differently when I take time to write down all the good.


The days might still be long and sometimes hard, but reading my lists keeps me calm,


because I know that He is faithful.


If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9 NIV




* early morning fog laying low on the field


* pinks and purples across the sky


* peacefulness of early morning as I walk the dog


* hugs and kisses


* blooming Morning Glories


* fresh eggs, gathered early


* huge golden moon last night


* the first day of October, my favorite months of the year!


* a washer and dryer that work


* time spent with my husband


* being able to go shopping by myself


* cooking school with friends


* winning a prize!


* warm brownies straight out of the oven


* helping others in the special needs community


* making a good decision…even if no one else knows


* God, who is faithful


* Jesus who draws me to Himself, and loves me…even when I feel unlovable





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