Sunday, January 10, 2021

Put It In A Box And Write Some Thankfuls

I was at a Beth Moore Living Proof Live event a number of years ago, and during it, she said when something was troubling you, put it in a pretty box, tie a bow around it, and lift it up to God. Those are words I have carried with me ever since. Sometimes, that box falls back down, the ribbons rumpled, the paper torn, and I have to package it better and try again. But most of the time, once I release that package, tossing it towards the heavens, I feel a release in my heart as well.

This week, though. This week. The package keeps tumbling back down, and I scoop up the contents and try to stuff it back in the box, but the lid won't stay on and parts of it fall out and scatter, and I am frustrated and sad and tired. Oh, so tired.

I think I need a bigger, sturdier box. And packing tape. Maybe a staple gun. 

I'm no quitter. I will persevere.

I just need time.

Here are my Ten Things of Thankful for this week. They are not deep.

I'm thankful for:

A husband who enjoys doing laundry. I'd count this as two thankfuls if he also put the laundry away.

Oatmeal with raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a smidge of butter.

Warm kitties who like to snuggle with me.

Finn and Nora Pearl

Finding hiking boots on sale. 

Grilled cheese sandwiches.

Streaming services. Wednesday evening, I couldn't watch one more minute of news coverage and instead watched "The American President" on Netflix. And cried at the end.

Streaming services, part two. If you have ever danced, had a child who danced, or just like dance, watch "On Pointe" on Disney+ which follows young dancers at the School of American Ballet for one school year. 

My tiny dancer, ten years ago.

The downstairs furnace is still working. That's all I'm going to say about it, because it's probably listening....

Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic curl stimulator. Seems to be helping with frizz. I only wish it smelled better (perhaps that's the funky part?).

"At Home With Baker Mayfield" commercials. I don't even know what he's supposed to be touting, but they're funny as hell.

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  1. Lovely list! Now I want grilled cheese sandwiches. Good thing I ordered bread for pickup. :)

  2. I am glad you made it here. Love the pretty box idea!I have never added a smidge of butter to oatmeal, so I will have to at least try that version once. :-)
    Good find on the hiking boots.
    May this week be better for everyone.

    1. I have used that pretty box idea often. It really helps me. A smidge of butter adds just a little depth to ordinary oatmeal (I make mine with water and don't add any milk - is that weird?). My husband said I'd better start wearing those hiking boots around the house and break them in before I try to use them on an actual hike! And yes, let's hope the coming weeks are better and better! Looking forward to the 20th!

  3. even though I will mute 99.9999999.9 percent of commercials that appear on my televisor screen, (in oddly re-assuring simpatico) I will turn on the sound for a related series of commercials (I believe both are for insurance) something to do with a counselor helping people not become their parents...

    1. I LOVE those commercials, too! Also the ones for some product or service where the new home owners have problems with clogs.