Energized! Day 30 of Thankfulness!

I will be honest yesterday was a hard day! I am glad the hard days don’t last a lifetime but for only a moment in time!!

This morning as I was waking up I realized my legs were very sore so I did some stretching for two minutes. One of my tasks today is to find a 10 to 15 minute stretching video that I can start doing each day. I believe it really made my walk this morning much easier. I walked 13+ minutes, just over a half mile and my back didn’t hurt nearly as much. Another thing to be thankful for!!!

Yesterday while chatting with a friend she had read:

and immediately I thought “no wonder I have to do things over and over again!!! Even Jesus does things over and over…like pruning us to help us to grow.” I often talk about how life is like a spiral

I explain it like this: in the above picture I start in the center, say the dark blue, then as I move farther out, still the dark blue, I get further out from the center. I may still be dealing with XXXX but I am in a different space so I look at XXXX differently…sure hope that makes sense 😂 and the further out I go (deal with XXXX) my perspective changes, my actions change and I deal with things just a bit differently and XXXX affects me a little different.

As I reflected on John 15:2 I realized that each time Jesus prunes me it is just a bit different than the time before and I am thankful for the growth in my life and how I look at things. Doesn’t mean I still don’t have hard days, like yesterday or I don’t say things I regret I just apologize a bit sooner.

In my scripture readings today

I am further reminded that God takes the hard ugly stuff and makes beautiful things!!! I’ve been talking to a friend a lot this past week about many of the issues I have dealt with over the years and how I have so many specific events that were hard or horrible and God has brought beauty out of them. And for that I am thankful.

One precious memory is when this guy was officially made our first grandson!

Brandon married Danalyn in November 2007 but on August 11, 2008 Max legally became a Workentin!!! What’s so special about that day ~ August 11, 1977 is the day Royce went home to be with Jesus, a very hard day and a day that has held many sad tears…but on that same day in 2008 HE gave us a big reason to celebrate! God made a difficult day a celebration day!!!

Other verses from today

and

remind that too much of a good thing is not necessarily good. And immediately I thought of my eating, changing my lifestyle of not overeating…I need to eat only what I need, not binge eat. And that not always when I reach for something to eat am I hungry but probably thirsty!! So here’s to drinking more water!!! I am giving myself a pat on my back as it has been over four weeks since I have had a soda of any kind!!!!

And with that, it’s time to stop all this deep thinking and move on to something fun…I got an order to make a pocket shawl so it’s time to binge (healthy binging) watch some TV and get some crocheting done!!!

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What are some favorite shows you like to binge watch on Netflix or Amazon Prime?

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Ali

Christ loving, fun making, traveling couple of 46+ years. Also known as Grandpa & Grammy!!

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