This morning I was sitting on my couch anticipating the day, feeling its imminent responsibilities and tasks. I wasn't really taking the time to relax, pray a little, and think (or not think). It has been a gloomy day in Nash and I am kinda weird in that I love a good old fashioned gloomy day. I thought to myself, (I opted to think today) "Man I am so thankful for this gloomy, cozy weather". Next thought: "What tha? it's already 'Thank You Thursday'!!!!?" Literally thirty minutes ago it was Monday.
Per usual, my stream of consciousness starts running rampant, in a good way. I'm drinking coffee, brewed with clean water; I'm sitting on a couch-a comfy, beautiful couch-I have COUCH y'all; I'm looking at this gloomy weather and the fact that I can recognize it means my eyesight is just as great today as it was the day before; it feels comfortable in my apartment, not too hot, not too cold. I have a roof over my head, walls around me, and air conditioning so I don't get 'too hot'. Too often I skip over these so-called little things. That is until I break it down by wondering 'what if?".
Ok, unless something unforeseen should occur, I will never be without those 'essential things': coffee, a couch, a house, working AC, etc. But this morning I started to imagine my life without those things. If I had no couch, where in the room would I sit? In the middle, against the wall, would I lie down....how long could I stand standing up? What if I didn't have the windows to look out and appreciate the weather, the birds, those super funny squirrels.....it'd be really dark in this little apartment. Oh, and if I didn't even have an apartment or a place to rest my head? Well, I didn't get that far this morning to even begin to imagine that, but now that I am writing about it I realize just how difficult it would be.
So, are those little things really that little? Is it all about perspective? With regard to perspective, yeah probably. Today, I had a self-imposed perspective check and realized that, when it comes to gratefulness, those little things maybe aren't so little and for that, I'm thankful........big-time.
- The Kind Cake
I believe in serendipity and I believe in things ordained by something that's infinitely bigger than me. Thank God for that.