Something I'm trying to be better at is recognizing God's hand in my life.
I've been stinkin' that up lately. For some reason (that honestly I'm not sure of) I've been really angry the last few days. I don't have a legitimate reason. My suspicion is that I'm car-lagged from driving so much to and from LA. But the hard part is that my mind keeps trying to blame my anger on something - my mom, an old ex, traffic - whatever's present. So I've been praying to understand what's really going on and also just to get over it - cuz being angry sucks.
I haven't figured out what it is, I've gotten some inner-inklings and suspicions. But what I was really grateful for today was how pleasant I've been feeling on this drive with my Mom. I was worried that I would be sour and that we wouldn't enjoy it. Before we left we prayed in the car that we would have fun, that we'd be safe and that our relationship would improve. I know that God helped me/us out with that. And I'm grateful :).
I also was thinking a little today about a blog I read recently. For each day the writer would choose someone in her life who had affected her profoundly and would write a paragraph about how. Using only the first name of the subject to secure their privacy she also sends them an email to let them know that she had highlighted their influence (my sister was recently featured...cuz she's an amazing person). Being inspired by that I'd like to send a shout out to two people who's word's were in my mind today, encouraging and inspiring me:
Logan: "Be a grown up! Get up early"
Jordan: "Don't worry, you have all the time in the world"
Now that I think about it, in one sense they contradict each other. The first is to be applied to your short term view, the second a broad perspective.
Goodnight world :)