So far my biggest blessing is how many of you are participating. Thank you for taking my challenge on!
**Through prayer I came to a conclusion with leaves me with no income at the moment other than the leap of faith I’ve taken to start my own business. God is blessing me daily though in bringing me contacts for future photoshoots. All I can say is the fall will be very busy!
**Yesterday was a huge blessing. My first day, without a j-o-b, held some quality time with my mom and son. We ran errands and had lunch together…just the three of us. I NEVER get to do this without feeling like I’m on a time crunch due to my phone ringing for work. I had no interruptions yesterday and it was such a blessing for us all to have a laid back…peaceful day! (with the exception fo the below incident)
**My son had a meltdown in Target at the end of our afternoon, yesterday. I know it was because he was tired and had a long day, but man was it a doozy! He flipped out because I wouldn’t buy him any toys, and started screaming at me. He said some pretty hateful things which leaves no choice but to discipline right in the middle of the store.
You should have seen some of the hateful looks I got from nearby shoppers. The blessing in that? I grounded him from the Wii for one full week, and he got the concept. After a little smack on the hiney and a talk…he understood he couldn’t play Wii for 7 full days and stopped. I think that’s a pretty big concept to grasp for a 5 year old! So far he’s not even asking for the game. He’s only said, “How many more days left momma? Can you point to the day I can play on the calendar?”
**The second blessing in that is that we had a serious heart to heart after he was through with his time out. And I hope it’s one that will make him think twice about saying hurtful words in anger, as that’s not how we handle things in our home.
**My Lord kept me safe this past week during some visits to some very unsavory places. There wasn’t immediate danger, but the locations where I had to go were not what you would call safe at all. I thank God for His traveling mercies and His protection.
**My husband came home late and a little under pressure from a project he’s working on. The blessing is that it’s not an 1/8 of the stress he was under at his last place of work. What a huge relief knowing that his stress will never be unbearable. We’re blessed that he’s in the perfect place.
**I have an opportunity to take pictures of some cowboys and their horses during a Cutting training. A friend, who does this sport, invited me out so that I can shoot them all (with a camera). These men and women eat, sleep, and breathe this so to have their pictures taken will be money. Since I need that desperately…I’m thankful. My son and husband will get the opportunity to watch them in their glory…and I think they’ll have a great time as well.
**Having faith that God will bless my talents and strengths is a huge blessing. I’m in the midst of some real uncertainty in my life professionally speaking. I left a some what stable sales career, and walked out to nothing. Most would call that stupid. I’m being faithful. I’m going to look for something small to do, a part time job, on the side to give us some help…but I have FAITH that God will bless my efforts.
Blessings are everywhere if you just look for them! I look forward to reading about yours!!! Click here to join this contest!