Monday, February 21, 2011

Sometimes the love looks like an extra-soft tissue

It's been a very, very quiet week at my house this week.  I've felt a little...unwell and have pretty much stayed to myself.  With a couple of exceptions it has been just me & my favorite black blankie (and my laptop...and my job.)  All in all, not a terrible way to get through a week in which you feel pretty awful. 

So my list this week focuses largely on the ways God has loved me even while I'm pretty much, shall we say unattractive

I just love Him!  :)

I'm so thankful for

my steady foot catching me from tumbling all the way down those stairs tuesday morning

my job that can be done in my jammies with the mentholatum smeared on my nose and the hair piled up in the clip

my sweet friends who care and check up on me, people who love me and forgive me for not responding to their calls

mentholatum, apple juice, puffs extra soft, grilled cheese, alka seltzer, campbell's chicken noodle and tomato, tylenol

that text informing me of the pepsi left at my front door

that sister who left the text and the pepsi

temporary illness, the perspective that comes from not always feeling well

the quiet and stillness that feeling yucky inspires, the awareness that even in my flu-ish discomfort I am blessed with far more than most of the world - my discomfort is much prettier than the daily reality of too many

unseasonably warm days, the warm february sun on my face while curling up in my chair under a blanket, those first beginning buds popping out on the tree in my backyard

watching water arrive in Ola Nagele, and then savoring my own hot shower

What kind of joy has God sent your way this week?

Happy Monday, y'all!

(A Thousand Gifts #306-325)


Lora said...

I say, PRAISE GOD for puffs plus with lotion! :)
you poor sweet. i hope you are feeling better. what a great way to appreciate a flu. and when you feel better you'll have that much more to enjoy! :)

Renee said...

Amen! I love me some puffs :)

I'm happy to report that I am on the mend...and feeling all the more grateful for it! Thanks for dropping by Lora :)

Craig said...

I’m here from Ann’s today.

And amen – God is like that soft tissue – the one that doesn’t make your nose all raw – THAT is a great analogy! I'm with the others - yay for Pufffs with lotion :)

And of your list this is my favorite – that text informing me of the pepsi left at my front door - that sister who left the text and the pepsi – the classic ‘m here to help – but don’t touch me gimmick – well played :)

Reading this list of yours today - a blessing. Thank you.

God Bless and keep you and yours

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