Today has been a little bit like that. There have been some great opportunities to see our blessings today. I do hope that we have looked at them with the right perspective.
First up - RACE DAY!
Today was #1's first 5k and my first 5k with a 9-year-old in tow (literally...I held her hand a lot of the way) and without music. I have a feeling that the speed may have been greater without my companion and with my tunes but I wouldn't have traded it. The blessings were huge and I know the perspective, at least for us, was the right one.
We ran our Little Flowers 5k and, I promise, the shirt was under all the other layers of clothing. There is a picture but I'm not putting it up because the size I ordered, while normally my size, would have been only slightly large for the 9yo. Not pretty. Not pretty at all. Shift perspective...I took this opportunity, during Respect Life Month, to "advertise" during my run. Not Little Flowers specifically, but Life in general. Besides, it's easier to read ;0)
Me: "We're running our Little Flowers race the same time as the D Dash today!"
#1: "Oh, no! So we're running 6.2 miles?" (at least she can add decimals on the fly)
Me: "Did I ever tell you I was in labor for 26 hours before you were born?"
#1: Quiet grumbling
Me: "I smell bacon...do you smell bacon?" (this was in the final stretch...I promised her bacon when we got home for breakfast)
#1: "No but that car has a bumper sticker that says "I love BACON!"
Me: "See? That's the Holy Spirit telling you to hurry up!"
Me, trying to get her out of her hysteria after she fell, "Imagine you're in front of a bunch of Sisters right now...offer it up and move on." I know the woman running past thought I was nuts but I know my audience. It worked ;0)
There was more on the perspective front during our long but blessed day. However, lesson plans for this week are unwritten so I need to shift perspective. More later.