Don’t think too hard today … just enjoy what gifts and blessings have been bestowed to you today.
This week has been amazing. God is always good and even through struggles it is easy to count the many blessings in life, however this week has been stellar.
Eight months ago, I was laid off from a great job when a new manager was brought in and she essentially became a hatch ‘wo’ man. She picked us off one by one and broke down my whole team. It wasn’t a scenario I would have put anyone in, as this lady (and I use that term loosely) used very underhanded tactics to fire away, including lying about her staff to get them fired.Each month, in the last 8 months, we’ve not known how we were going to make each month, but God miraculously provided in ways that left little doubt that He was in full control of our present and future.
Three weeks ago I got a call to come interview for an outstanding company, which is within the same industry I left. After 8 months of closed doors, and basically being told through prayer to wait … and focus on my gifts … I felt a tap on my heart as this is what I was waiting on.
This backdrop leads into today’s post of my weekly blessings …
Blessing 1 — I got hired on Monday and start today. And the position they offered me has amazing potential. I expected one thing and God surpassed that by leaps and bounds.
Blessing 2 — My son got an email this morning saying he made the debate team. He’s not been very excited about school in the last few years, because he doesn’t get challenged – and to see him so over the top excited about being on the team made my heart burst with joy. I’m so happy that God answered this prayer.
Blessing 3 — I am back in touch with a teacher from my school in Okinawa, who made a big impact on my life.
Blessing — 4 This sunrise this morning letting me know how much God loves us:
Hopefully you can recall a few of your own blessings from this week. I’d love to hear them.
This last weekend was the launch for COMING HOME, my third book. I was amazed at how many people came in from from Kansas, Texas, and states across the nation. Of course most were supporting from my home state of Oklahoma. I’m so blessed to have the support I do.
It takes a lot of work to promote yourself, get your books out there, and get the momentum in sales. There are so many other wonderful Indie authors out there, that your support means a lot to me.
Thank you to all of you who came out in support. Thank you in advance to those that will go to amazon and read about my books … and take it one step further … purchase them in either kindle or paperback. Here is my amazon page, which will list all my books to date. Look for Saving Grace to come out next year.
Here are a few pictures from this weekend …
I hope you’re able to take the time to pick up a copy and dive in yourself. Enjoy…
This week has been full of ups and downs. It’s just been one of those weeks that you end up feeling so drained that you feel you’re long overdue for a vacation. So when Friday finally rolled around, I felt like I’d been run over by a truck.
However, as worn as I am – it’s still easy to count my blessings:
1 – Although my cousin passed away, I’m blessed to know he lived a long life, surrounded by his loved ones.
2 – I received all my books in for the book launch.
3 – My son started school, and although wouldn’t smile for a first day pic (he gave me the most grouchy look he could muster) … he asked if he could retake it when I picked him up. He said he felt bad all day for not giving me a smile on his first day of school. I’ve got the sweetest kid.
4 – Since re-releasing my first book – I’ve seen some great reviews coming in. This is my favorite so far:
I love the words … ‘Anticipation at its sweetest.’ That is just great.
5 – I got called on to do the ice bucket challenge by a friend, and bravely stood as my hubs doused me with ice water. It was frigid and about chilled me to the bone – but it was for a great cause so it was worth it.
6 – It’s Friday!!! I’m so happy to have the weekend with my family.
I hope you’re able to make your list. No matter how tough your week has been – be sure to count your blessings.