That title sounds like a kindergarten teaching unit and a theological discourse collided!
Be that as it may, this month I've been meditating on Philippians 2:4: "Do everything without complaining or arguing."
Note to self: verse selection = a test on the subject. Just sayin'.
As spring fever and state testing dominate our work week (talk about worlds colliding), girlfriends, I need help with that not complaining part. Woo-wee.
So, without further ado, I present perspective, gratitude style.
I'm thankful for:
--a job doing something I enjoy.
--tests (and students) that keep me humble, seeking new ideas, and challenged.
--spring weather while I finish my last few days of car-rider duty!
--longer days that make evening errands more pleasant; coming out of pastor search meetings with streaks of sunset in the sky is far superior to driving home in deary darkness.
--rain when new chartreuse leaves glow against ebony tree trunks
--sunshine after rain
--girls that speak their minds (even if they need to adjust tones) and think about issues and ideas
--a small group at church that prays with faith and power and challenges me to ask God for great things
--a worship team who lets me join in
--friends who speak words of blessing and perspective
--a godly husband
--laundry, because it means we have clothing--more than we need
--dishes, because they mean we were well-fed
--grocery shopping and yes, even Walmart (okay, maybe not) because we are able to purchase what we need
--the library, which might be one of the most perfect wonderful of inventions ever.
--delphinium and peony plants that may, Lord willing, bloom and grow.
What's given you some perspective this week?