Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Monday, April 8, 2013

A New Respect.

I went to bed last night....kinda dreading today.  You see, I had to be at the dentist at  8:30 this morning and my dentist (the best one ever) is located in another town....in another county, about 25 miles away.  Was not looking forward to the drive, especially having to go through the school zones.

After I got up this morning, I remembered the new toll road that opened only a couple of weeks ago.  This toll road (49) is only about 3 miles from our home, and it goes directly over to the interstate where I needed to go.  I did take the toll, and I was so excited when I realized that I had made it to the dental office (from our home) in under 15 minutes.  How exciting is this?   What I paid in toll, was way less than the gas that I would have used if I had gone the LONG way around.

Now....for the exciting part of my morning.   Mind you, I am a VERY BUSY person.  I have a lot of responsibilities and I take care of a lot of people.  I not only take care of OUR family, but as you all know, I take care of my dad (who has Alzheimer's) and my disabled niece.  As a matter of fact....sometimes I get to feeling sorry for myself because of the things I must do on a daily basis.  I kinda get a little blue from time to time just thinking about it.

BUT, this morning I listened to a friend as she poured her heart out to me.  She too has an elderly dad that she has to see after.  She has a divorced daughter that needs her moms help in order to work and provide for her children.  This friend of mine begins her day every morning at 4:00.  She gets herself dressed and the drives to her daughters home in order to take care of her grandchildren while the daughter starts her work day at 5:30 in the morning.

This lady....gets three children out of bed, gets them fed and dressed for school, drives them to school, and then she goes to work herself.   She works a full day....leaves the office.....drives over to her dad's house each day and spends an hour or two there, taking care of her dad's needs.   She then heads home to fix dinner for her husband, her son (who is in high school) and herself.  The next morning, this same routine happens again.

I realized that I don't really have it bad at all....If we all will take a look around, we will see that what we face each day is very mild compared to what others have to endure.  Not only did I leave that office with a brand new filling in my tooth....but I left that office with a new respect for the things that God has placed in front of me to take care of.

My morning went from being something that I was dreading, to me being thankful for my life and for the things that I AM ABLE TO DO....

Blessings to each of you....
shug

5 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

They say if everyone's trouble was in one room and you got to go in and pick - you'd pick back your own. sandie

Ginny said...

YES! It really helps to know no matter how bad we think things are from time to time, there are always those who are going through much worse. It is kind of all about perspective. PLUS, you are building up rewards in Heaven. The bible tells us that nothing we do for God is ever forgotten.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Isn't that just like God?to help us put things into perspective.

Farida said...

Life is certainly full of surprises. The best attitude though no matter what is to always have a thankful spirit.

Btw, would you like us to be each others' follower? Take care,

Farida :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Gosh, I was exhausted just reading about all that lady has to do. Certainly gave me a much needed attitude adjustment!

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