Gratituesday is hosted by Laura at Heavenly Homemakers
uggg I have lost a whole week! This was supposed to be the Gratituesday post for last week. I had it all written and then went to upload the photo and that was the start of a horrible week. Lots of computer problems including the death of my photo program which took several days to download the new version because of all the internet problems I was having. Computer problems and slow or dead internet connections are certainly on my top ten list of things that drive me insane!
On top of all of that I was sick for a few days, I must have picked up a bug in the airport. My hubby joking said "Oh great you just get over Mad Cow Disease (his loving term for PMS) and now you have Swine Flu"! No, I didn't have the swine flu, but I did have to have him come home early one day I was feeling so bad and needed to go straight to bed!
Okay, so now that I have finished my complaining and uploaded the picture you can get to the actual post. Oops, it is supposed to be about not complaining, I guess I have not learned that lesson yet. Anyway, this is what I wrote last week, and now I am also grateful for my working computer!
This morning my Bible study led me to Genesis 8:22 As long as the earth remains, there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night."
Part of why this study was so powerful for me is because of all the complaining I have been doing about the weather! The time we spent on vacation in Canada was unseasonably chilly and it seemed this was the main topic of most discussions. Everyone was complaining how cold it was!
Then I came home to Maryland a few days ago and immediately went from average highs of a chilly 65 degrees to 90 degrees with humidity! And I started complaining again, now about the heat - the "it is hot and I am melting" kind of complaining.
Then God so gently reminded me this morning that He gives us hot & cold, day & night and He makes the seasons change. So today I am grateful to be able to appreciate the weather. I am grateful to have had the experiences of extreme heat during the summer in Phoenix as well as the extreme cold of Canadian prairie winters. These experiences made me appreciate the near perfect weather of southern California as well as the warm summers and mild winters of the East Coast where we are now.
With seasons and warm summer weather I am able to enjoy these, which I can see from where I sit at my computer. God is good and so is this beautiful day! It is a great reminder to quit complaining and enjoy what is good, there is so much!!!