“Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality. “
“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?’ "
William A. Ward
“If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.”
It’s been a long day, not a bad one, just a long one. I saw my girls play softball and I got to go to Comic Con. Tomorrow will be even longer, especially if I get to the con as early as I’d like. When it’s over, I have to help a guy tear down a booth. Hopefully the day will go quickly and well.
What I’d like to do is read some comic books and then go to bed. What I choose to do is write a blog. I have 14 more to do if I’m going to reach my goal of 175 in a week and a half. That’s a little more than two a day. Right now I’m tired and I just want to sleep. Why is it so important that I write anyway? Can’t this wait? I don’t even have much to say. Wow, I’m tired.
Yet, if I can get just one more blog done then that will make life easier at the end of the month. This, I believe, is called perseverance. I’m not good at a lot of things, but I do know how to persevere. Sometimes, I’ve persevered past the point of a healthy choice. I’ve stayed in some jobs and relationships much longer than I should have. Things stopped being healthy.
Now maybe writing this blog past the point of fatigue isn’t healthy either. I know I probably don’t get enough sleep as it is. Still, if I can write just a few more lines I can finish.
I saw a lot of homeless people tonight. I’m grateful that I have a home.
I saw a guy with a flat tire. I’m grateful that my car works.
I saw a lot of people who seemed to be lonely and need attention. I’m grateful for the people who love me.
I saw a lot of people buying a lot of stuff. I’m grateful that I could buy stuff, too. I’m more grateful that I’m content with what I have.
I saw a lot of crowds today. I’m grateful for all the friends I have.
I heard a lot of noise today. I’m grateful for the quiet times in my life.
I saw a lot of activity. I’m grateful for the ability to be still.
It was hot today. I’m grateful for the comfort I often have.
I’m very tired. I’m grateful that I can still write. I’m also grateful that I have a bed.
That’s all I have for now. Just some gratitude. But that’s enough to Get Started and to Keep Going.