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Thursday, November 4, 2010

I have a confession.......

I was "cranky" today. I really was! Actually, I was down right irritable. The morning got started off wrong and, then, one thing after another happened to further aggravate my "crankiness". I had made some special plans this weekend that had to be canceled. So, I went to work a little sad. At work, I found out definitely that our office Christmas party has been scheduled at a time when I probably won't be able to go. Then, a co-worker (who is not known for her compassion or tact!) interrupted my conversation with another co-worker and proceeded to be unsympathetic, unkind, and harsh. It hurt my feelings and, to be honest, it made me mad!
Shortly after that, a patient hung up on me while I was confirming his wife's appointment. Another patient saw on her caller ID that our office had called, but instead of listening to the message I had left, she called. So, I had to take her call (instead of confirming another one of the 130 appts. I was calling today) to repeat the message I had already left on her voice mail. By this time, I just wanted to get the heck out of Dodge! So, I skipped lunch and left as soon as I was done!
On my way home, the Lord reminded me that just yesterday Jackie at Empty Nest Full of Life asked the question....."What keeps you focused on your daily blessings?" My response to her question was very spiritual............my response to this day was NOT! God's nudge led to repentance and the frustrations of the day began to melt away. I am disappointed in myself, but if tomorrow comes and I am a part of it, I will have other opportunities to exercise grace and gratitude. It is a comfort to know that my Heavenly Father will not let me get away with disobedience. He loves me much too much for that!

"My child, don't ignore it when the Lord disciplines you, and don't be discouraged when He corrects you." Prov. 3:11


  1. Well we all have those kind of days. At least you saw it and you know what, you changed your attitude. That is the wonderful part. Now you are at home and tomorrow is another day, and you know what? I bet God will have a special blessing for you even if you don't get to go to the Christmas party. :) I hope your Friday is a Wonderful day. I think that it is really neat that you were real. :)

  2. Thank you for your sweet comment!

    Sometimes on "those" days it really does seem like things just pile up to make it more difficult.

    On days when I am less than gracious I am so glad that we always get another opportunity to "do it right!"

  3. We all have those days, but aren't you glad that God knows just what we need?

    For the pecan bars, I think you're supposed to use an 11" x 7" pan. Did the top part taste good? I've never made these, just saw them in an email and plan to make them this season...

    Have a great day!

  4. So sorry about such a bad day. We all have had days like this and usually react in like manner. What a wonderful sign of Christian maturity to take and embrace God's gentle nudges and allow Him to do the changes that only He can do. Thanks for sharing and encouaging us to listen and watch for the Lord to guide us. Hope you have a great weekend.

  5. Good point, I totally forgot about the hoops, lol!

  6. "if tomorrow comes and I am a part of it, I will have other opportunities to exercise grace and gratitude. It is a comfort to know that my Heavenly Father will not let me get away with disobedience."



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