We are so blessed to live in an apartment complex that has such a nice swimming pool! They keep the grounds so well kept, and the pool is sparkling clean! A real blessing!!!
Today there is not a cloud in the sky...whew it is HOT, and definitely a good pool day!
Speaking of blessings; I've been in this mode of counting my blessings. It can get so easy to get bogged down in our struggles, and forget about how truly blessed we are. We forget to be thankful for what we already have in front of us that is quite useful. We think we need something better...this thing or that thing we think we need. Really, do we?
I tend to forget sometimes that no matter how hard times get for us, we are still so rich and blessed! In the past weeks I've been reminding our children of this...when it gets to that second week before pay day, and the groceries are running thin. The complaining begins; being out of the favorite meat or breakfast items, even out of milk, etc. We get real creative with flour and water. lol. It is during those times that I do my best to remind us all how truly blessed we are. None of us are lacking! That is for sure...you can take a look at us, and tell right off that we are not starved!
When we begin to thank God for everything we put our hands on, we realize how truly blessed we are. The Lord has been good to us.
Last week our small group watched a Nooma video called "Rich". Click Here for a clip preview of Rich. It went alongside of what I was already trying to encourage our children with. Our DC3 group leaders allowed us to take the DVD video home for our children to watch. They watched it the other night, and I think we could all watch it again and again, and still have things to learn about truly being "thankful".
Ok, now all of my spiritual talk is going out the window. Two dripping wet children standing around, hovering. Why is it that when you have something like a NICE swimming pool...instead of the kids swimming and having fun together with each other...they still have to get underneath me without allowing me 1o mins of peace to type out a blog. Or, they swim for 10 minutes and complain they are bored. UGGGGH!!! HAHA!!! GO PLAY KIDS!!! I seriously need a kid-less break! lol!!!
Lord, I thank you for these children, and this swimming pool...even though they won't stay in it for over 10 mins!!! ;)