As I learn to combine my soul messages with technically acceptable blog entries, my need to be technically exceptional gets in the way. It won’t today. I often say that I must be God’s favorite because I have the most amazing people in my life. My husband tops that chart. He is the most amazing human being in my life. His compassion, his love and grace stirs up so much emotions within me.
Yesterday was the start (or if I am lucky the peak) of a Lupus flare. The fatigue and pain was incredible. The stomach pain was at times almost unbearable. As if things weren’t challenging enough, one of my front caps fell out. Some of my chronic issues with my autoimmune have led to permanent damage. I have been able to adapt because I have a supportive and compassionate family.
I’d like to think I do not have a vain bone in my body — but my chronic mouth issues reminds me I do. I was able to put my cap back over my tiny shaved-down tooth, only to crack it. I did not want anyone to see me. My throbbing wrist, fingers and ankles did not come close to hurting me as much as losing my cap on my front tooth did. My husband looked at me with pain. He hated to see me so down.
A little bit later, he came into the room and told me, “I know you do not feel like it, but you are still beautiful.” With a burning nose and tear-filled eyes, I thanked him. My only regret was I still covered my mouth. I am so still so thankful for my husbands grace, love and compassion — even on a snaggletooth Monday.
God is so full of grace and mercy. Our days are filled with so many overlooked blessings. Acknowledge and show gratitude for these blessings. I challenge you to look at one of your toughest days and count at least five blessings. Thank the people God used as vehicles to the blessings. When you are grateful, your attitude instantly improve and your blessings multiply. GM everyone! Have yourself a awesomely gracious Monday!