“A life contemplating the blessings of Christ becomes a life acting the love of Christ.” –Ann Voskamp
Yesterday morning while I was at work I pulled a muscle in my lower back. Ouch! I bent over to pick up something when all of a sudden I felt instant pain. I spent the majority of the afternoon laying in bed with a heating pad because my body seemed to be immune to the effects of pain reliever and Icy Hot.
Instead of sulking in the pain, I decided to start thanking God out loud for the multitude of gifts He daily gives.
a coffee date with a friend
a morning to sleep in
french vanilla tea
starbuck’s christmas blend coffee (yum, yum, yum!)
longs talks with my dad
being able to laugh at myself
a book that’s making me laugh out loud
seeing a dear friend cry tears of joy while talking about our Abba
I can’t say that the pain subsided, but I was able meditate on His blessings instead of solely focusing on my back. These gifts made me smile then and I’m still smiling as I share them with you. Be joyful today, friends!