Last night I had a 15 year anniversary of 9/11 prayer service and potluck on the farm. A friend of mine gave a sermon and it was short, sweet and very thought provoking. It was about free will. Now look, even if you aren’t a Christian please keep reading! She spoke about the fact that although we are given free will it doesn’t mean we can just do whatever the heck we want. Sometimes I need to be reminded of that. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the day to day of things that you can become reckless or careless about things you were once really careful about. Staying on track has always been an issue for me especially when the fire dies down inside me with something. That often leads me to become very willy nilly when dealing with it. These past couple of months have been nothing short of a struggle but at the end of the day I need to remain thankful. It’s a good reminder every now and then to have someone to actually tell you to concentrate on what you have rather than what you don’t.
I’m so very blessed to not only have my kids but a career, several hobbies, my health, a host of good friends and family and most importantly my freedom. I’m really going to use this week to concentrate on how I can not only use my life to the fullest but also teach the kids to be super thankful for what they have. Anyone with kids knows trying to teach little people about how ” lucky” they are to have what they have can agree! Wish me luck guys !!