Do you think about your blessings when you are struggling with challenges?
I know I don't - at least not right away. But a friend reminded me this weekend - it's the little bright spots that help you get through the hard times.
In other words, we need to pay attention to the blessings, even in the midst of struggles.
I will admit this had not been an easy week - or month - for me. I have struggled with challenges at work that have tested my spirit.
If I listen to my friend though, I will focus on the "personal best" times I have had on my morning runs several times this week. And the fact that I've heard birds singing in the mornings again, and have seen a couple of gorgeous sunrises. And connected with some friends I haven't talked to in months.
I also need to focus on the accomplishments and not the long list still to go - I have completed or moved forward on several major projects that are important for the ministry. And we have been able to bless clients by keeping their electricity on, helping them stay in their home a little longer and giving them food.
What beautiful vision of blessings will you focus on this week?