Outside my window . . . the sun shining but there is a soft breeze and the temperature is very cool for June: 56 degrees.
I am thinking . . . about the very busy day that I have planned and wishing that I had fewer appointments and meetings to attend.
I am thankful for . . . the stability and predictability that characterizes my life. In these challenging times, those things are highly sought-after and valued. Too often I take my circumstances for granted.
From the kitchen . . . I hear the coffee maker and the lovely scent of freshly percolated hazelnut coffee is starting to fill the house.
I am wearing . . . dress slacks and a blouse.
I am reading . . . several of my favorite blogs.
I am hoping . . . that I receive good news during one of the appointments I have scheduled later in the day. If I do not receive the kind of news I am hoping for, I will need to revise some of my plans for the future.
I am creating . . . peacefulness in my life.
I am praying . . . for everyone who has been impacted by the rough economic times in which we live. Beginning today, California has imposed a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures, requiring banks to demonstrate that they are seeking creative solutions that will allow lenders to retain and remain in their homes. I hope, for the sake of my many fellow residents who are struggling to keep their homes, that the program is a success.
Around the house . . . I see so many tasks that need to be completed and pray for the time and energy to address those issues, while feeling thankful that I have a home that needs my attention.
One of my favorite things . . . is sitting quietly in the morning like this — before the demands of the day require my attention — and deliberately focusing upon all of my blessings.
A few plans for the rest of the week . . . include work, work, and more work. Hopefully, I will find time to make at least three trips to the gym to work out.
Here is a thought for you to cling to during the coming week if things look bleak:
So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.
2 Corinthians 4:16 (The Message)