Just taking a moment to be thankful.....

Ahhhhhh, I feel MUCH better today. 

First, I woke to the sound of thunder and rain....LOVE IT!  It is the end of July and the weather has been awesome.  Rain here and there and wonderful temperatures!  We still have August to get through, but July has been a really mild month!  

I had a major busy weekend projecting in my garage full of projects....refinishing a table, painting an old chair, sewing pillows, making nifty little things out of old windows...lots of projects to share in the upcoming weeks! 

Saturday my on-site manager had to have emergency surgery and naturally 3 tenants moved over the weekend....not one vacancy all month and suddenly I have three empty (and very dirty) apartments to deal with!  She usually cleans while I repair and paint...so now I'm doing it ALL.  

Usually I get kind of cranky when my "work" wears me out and interferes with my "play" time...and as taxing as some projects are, it is indeed my "play" time...because it is what I WANT to do!

But all is well, because the poison ivy is almost gone, I am tapering off the prednisone so I'm not so "weird," and busy weeks like this remind me how grateful I am to God for my health and the fact that he does indeed make sure I have everything I NEED! 

So next time you wake up growling because of all you have to do, just take a minute to thank God that you have the ability to do what you need to do! 

It's like I tell my kids...life is about doing what you really don't want to do, so you can do the things you DO want to do!