Friday, March 18, 2011

A new perspective

Paddy's on St. Patrick's Day, 2011
A few nights ago, I woke up in a panic at 2 am. And no matter what, I couldn't get back to sleep. The reason? We have a rental house that is empty and we have to keep paying the mortgage on it since we are not receiving rent. The family couldn't pay the rent so they moved out. Sure we could keep the deposit but the house was left a wreck by these tenants. My husband and I (mostly my husband) have been working on it, cleaning and painting so that it would be presentable. Just a lot of hassles.

So i just got up and went to my computer hoping that i would be able to sleep soon after.
Well, shame on me! The computer screen was lit up with so many devastating situations in Japan and I was complaining about my insignificant worries. People are homeless, cold, tired, hungry and in danger of radiation poisoning and here I am in a safe shelter, warm, comfy bed, belly full, glass of clean, cold water by my side.

I am no better than the Israelites who complained for 40 years in the desert. How short sighted we are or I am. Instead of thanking my dear Father in heaven for all that I have, I am complaining bitterly. Please forgive me. Reminding myself how blessed I am, I was able to go back to sleep feeling no anxiety.

"Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. "

"For He will conceal me there when troubles come; He will hide me in his sanctuary, He will place me out of reach on a high rock. " Ps. 27:5

Why is my memory so short?
Tomorrow I am going to tell you about our experience at Paddy's Irish Pub and Eatery.

Have a blessed day, Y'all!


hootnonny said...

We all have short memories Charlotte, yet so blessed. Looking forward to the wearing of the green!

Louisiana Belle said...

Charlotte, I do the same thing! The situation in Japan makes everything I worry or complain about suddenly so insignificant. Asking forgiveness is all that we can do. Just move forward and pray for those poor people.

Thank you for reminding me of the Lord's prayer on the post about my mom. I just want you to know that you are a blessing. Thank you for being my blogging/Flickr buddy.

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