Needless to say, this week has be a mite crazy! Not necessarily in a bad way, though. I like to be busy. I have learned some difficult lessons this week, and I have had a semi-disaster strike my little tiny life, and it has all been wonderfully Anna-esque. I just made that up, but if you know me, you understand.
You see, I have this recurring problem. I have issues when things don't go my way. The Lord has used many things so far to try to teach me not to get worked up when a situation is not in my control, but I have been a stubborn little girl for the most part. Then came Tuesday. I think I woke up on the wrong side of the bed (the proverbial wrong side, since my cat sleeps on the same side every night and so I get out of the bed on the same side every morning). I went about my usual routine. I prayed getting ready and on the way to work. After Jason and Mike left for school and while Anna Sophia was sleeping, I read my Bible. Then Dusty called me. He had such a sweet spirit that morning. He kindly informed me that we would not be seeing one another until Saturday, if I could make it to Shelby Saturday. In a split second, I turned into 'baby of the family, I want things my way, I am a brat and I will complain and whine until I get it'. I won't say that this never happens, but in my defense it really doesn't happen nearly as much as it would have 2 years ago. All through out the day I successfully kept myself in a bad mood and moaned an complained, until finally I got off of work and got to talk to Dusty about it. He informed me (kindly, despite my attitude problem) that he had woken up that morning so happy to be my boyfriend and couldn't wait to see me and talk to me, etc, and when he finally did talk to me I was so mean and bratty that it took those feelings away. Not that he didn't like me anymore, but he didn't feel so strongly for me. WOW! I did that all by myself. No one helped me ruin my day and his. Did my attitude change my situation? No. What a waste of a good day from the Lord. What did I learn from this? I have read many times in Debi Pearl's book that a merry heart really does do good like a medicine. She even says that men are disgusted by women who act helpless and whiny and unhappy all the time. So I learned to smile and bear the circumstances, especially if I cannot change them. (= I'm just thankful that Dusty cares enough to stick around!!!
On Wednesday my transmission went out. I was on my way to work at 6:05 when I realized my car was not going to switch out of first gear. It takes a long time to get places at 25 MPH. LOL. So I turned around and went home to get the truck. So now I am shopping for a new car. Pray about that! I am pretty excited about having a reliable car!
Have a good day in the Lord!
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones." Proverbs 17:22