Monday, October 20, 2014

Remembering to Give Thanks through it all

Well I hope your weekend went better than ours. What started out as a beautiful Saturday turned into a bit of a nightmare. Our water heater burst and it looked like Niagara Falls in our computer room. Thankfully no one was hurt and the damages could have been much worse. Now we are dealing with all the headaches that come with repairing everything. However, I know it could have been much worse and am still very thankful. It's just one of those things that you can't change so you might as well move forward and focus on fixing it. No point in dwelling on should-a would-a could-a, ya know?

But amongst all that went wrong I can still see the positive. Even as I sit here typing this post on my ipad mini in my kitchen with blowers and dehumidifiers blowing like crazy in the next room, I've still got a smile on my face. One, my husband walked in seconds after the leak started so we caught it quickly. Two, our good friend happened to stop by at that exact time it happened so he was able to shut our water off because he had one of those key things that you need to shut it off and we don't have one. (note to self, purchase one of those key things for future water issues) Three, it happened earlier in the day so we had daylight to light the house and it didn't happen in the middle of the night when we were sleeping and would have been running around the house in pitch black because we had to switch off the electricity. Four, I was able to grab all the computer equipment and get it out of the room before it was soaked.

Yep, this is not how I wanted to spend my weekend, but I am still thankful and gracious because what was a bad situation could be a very much worse one. I think it's important that we try to look at the silver linings in things (as hard as that might be when it is happening) and continue to give thanks because ultimately He is in control and we are not guaranteed the next minute here. And as bad as we think we have it at times there is always someone somewhere who has it much worse than you do. Again, I know this is not always something easy to do, my husband is the worry wart and always has a hard time letting go or getting over things, so I see firsthand how not everyone can grasp this idea. Regardless, I think we should all stop and give thanks for what we have been blessed with during the good times and even through the bad. Don't take anything for granted and appreciate everything. You never know when something will happen to change your norm but through it all give thanks.

Any-who, besides all of that The Tide won and it was a beautiful day.  Make this week a great one!

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