Then I went over to Chick-fil-a for some lunch. It was 4:30 and I had not eaten anything since breakfast. (I get very grumpy when I miss meals!) A nasty storm was fast approaching and I wanted to grab some food and get home as quickly as possible. The kids at the drive-thru window were playing around and messed up my order. I had to park and go in with Ian to have my order fixed. And the kids in the drive-thru were still goofing off. If the storm were not threatening to come at any moment, I would have asked to see a manager. And because of the delay, I ended up driving through driving rain and hard winds for most of the ride home.
I could go on, but this snapshot reflects my week in a nutshell! This is the stuff that drives me crazy! That Francesca Botticelli song rings true each day for me. I had to stop myself when I got home and remind myself that I was blessed that Ian could get medicine to help him and that we were able to see a doctor so fast. I was blessed to get food after the appointment. I was blessed to arrive home safely. Each time I wanted to complain, I reminded myself of the good that came out of each situation.
So often we get stuck in the moment of frustration and forget to see the blessings and good things that come out of those aggravating circumstances. But when we turn it around and start looking for the good things, we see how blessed we are. My day started turning around once my focus shifted to what was good and right. It brought me back to one of my favorite bible verses - Philippians 4:8-9.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.