Am I Awake Just Because My Eyes Are Open?

It is Monday morning. It is 7:15 a.m. and it is  still pitch black outside. This time change, jumping forward by an hour, has really done a number on me. I’ve been awake for two hours and I’m already seriously considering crawling under the kitchen table for a nap. This cannot bode well for the rest of the day. I’ve got students to work with, who need their teacher to be, oh I don’t know, awake?

Alas, the moments are not slowing down for me on this early March morning. As a matter of fact they feel like they are speeding up, and I’m only half awake. The moments might run me completely over… a semi-truck.


To be truly thankful doesn’t require huge, life changing moments. Oh sure, those can be great, but for most of us life can feel blessed by the small daily moments. So many times I take things for granted. I’m trying to remedy that. Life can change in a big way when we take the time to acknowledge the small.

It is difficult to be down when one is counting all the things that they have to be thankful for. The right perspective can change a life.


Today I am thankful for: 

*running water in the bathroom sink, so I can wash my face and brush my teeth

*indoor plumbing that works, I cannot imagine getting up and having to trudge outside in the cold to use the bathroom.

*well worn, comfy jeans

*a warm, cozy sweater

*a glass of tea

*eggs and toast

*a quiet morning to gather my thoughts

*a family that is healthy, a true blessing

*listening to my son on the radio, it never gets old

*having the opportunity to teach, even though it keeps me very busy

*a heart filled with memories that make me smile

*an old email I had saved from my sister that I reread, it made me laugh out loud

*falling asleep last night, snuggled up with my husband

*clean laundry

*a son that took the trash out

*doggy licks

I am blessed!

Psalm 28:7 –The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

I love this cow that wanted her photo taken.

I love this cow that wanted her photo taken.




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