Last night as I was writing in my journal, I just prayed for peace for the week. I haven't been feeling too great, struggling to get rid of a cold and cough, so the thought of going to work was just plain YUCKY! Anyhoo, I just ask that there be a song in my heart, a skip in my step and that I would have the energy to make it through the day.
It may have been MONDAY, but friends, the SUN was shining here in small town ARKANSAS!!! Can I say BEAUTIFUL...?!!! Of course since it is Arkansas, we could have SNOW tomorrow, because that is how things roll around these parts, but for today, the beauty of the day simply took my breathe away. I would like to say, God painted the sky blue, added a bunch of fluffy clouds, let a few flowers start blooming and got the birds singing, just for me, just 'cause I asked. God and I are tight like that!!! :)
So here I am, being all "happy" because of the beautiful weather, when I go to pick up my mail. HELLO?!!! I got mail! Whoo! Hoo! Not the "I want your money," so I'm either sending you a bill or a catalogue kind of mail either! No, this was the fun kind of mail. I had actually won a giveaway from my dear bloggy pal Kat, (I never win anything!) so she was sending me my winnings, plus a few extra goodies. The girl knows I like me some jellybeans!!! Now, not only do I have a little sun shining, but I have two new books to read and a bag of jellybeans. See, I am not hard to please at all! Someone please tell the hubby that! Books and jellybeans, does it get any better than that?!!!
Oh yes, it does. You see, I have not had anything to drink for two whole weeks, but water. My sister is gagging right now, especially when I add that I haven't added any flavoring to my water either...just plain 'ol water. No soda. No juice. Nothing. Well, guess what, when I put on my jeans this morning, there wasn't that usual snugness. Is it the water? That is the only thing I've done different... Loose jeans? Now, that always makes a gal feel good. What a way to start the day....
So, do I still have a stack of bills to pay on the table? YES! Do I still feel like crud at times? YES! Am I fixin' to have to go clean on my dirty house? YES! Is it still Monday and I still have to go to work tomorrow? YES! Is it going to be Monday night soon and the Bachelor is over and I have no one to fuss at because he is picking the WRONG gal? Unfortunately, YES!!!
But, you know what?
"Today is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!"
I think I will do a happy dance just because... want to join me? What brought a smile to your face today?
Happy Monday, friends!
On a not so happy note, I ask that you say a prayer for my nephew Sawyer. He got hurt playing soccer Saturday and is in a lot of pain. My sister has spent the whole day at the Dr.'s office and hospital trying to find out what is wrong with our favorite redheaded little boy. I am not going to go into a lot of detail right now, mainly because I have absolutely no idea how to describe it, but I will say that he is having a lot of neck pain and is going for an MRI tomorrow. Sleep seems impossible for them, right now.
Please keep my little munchkin in your prayers. He is the most precious, loving little boy. So full of life and energy. He gives the best hugs and can belt out a song like nobody's business. He is so very dear to our hearts. I also ask for prayer for my Sis and BIL, because they are running on empty right now...
"Sawyer, your Auntie 'Chele loves you much and is praying for you!!!"
Sawyer and my sister, Amber.