Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Beatitude Attitude [vol. 1]

I've been seeing and participating in linkups around the blogosphere and had a brainchild late last night while I was up with a very uncomfortable little boy....why don't I host a link up too? I'll probably only have 3 people, but hey, Jesus started small too. Then I wondered what it could be... I had tried running a blog called the Good News Gazette a few years ago sharing bits of joyful, good news to try to break through the bleakness that is network news most days. It proved to be a lot of work! While I'd love to eventually have the time to troll the interwebs for such stories (and the Cornhuskers gave us a great one this weekend), I prayed about what I might be able to offer as a link up that could be helpful and give glory to God. This morning provided me my answer.

Perhaps because this morning I needed to be intentional about counting my blessings, or perhaps because I really have been praying about how to be more thankful, or perhaps because Madame Blueberry is on repeat this morning to keep the peace, I realized that I need help in maintaining a 'beatitude attitude," (or beattitude, shall we say?). So Beatitude Attitude Tuesday is born, where I share seven blessings from our life and invite you to do the same. Perhaps together we can bring a little light into our own worlds so we can brighten the world around us... (Yes, I'm in Michigan and yes, it is a dreary morning. What?) So here we go:

1) Blessed am I when the babies want to snuggle in the morning. There is nothing more comforting than warm snuggles to start the day.

2) Blessed am I that the Hubbers really doesn't care for the most part that our living room looks like Tropical Storm G has passed through it within 10 minutes of waking. He has always wanted to experience a hurricane...though I'm not sure this was what he meant.

3) Blessed am I that the coffee is brewed most mornings by the time I get up with the kids, and I'm most aware of it on the mornings it doesn't greet me.

4) Blessed am I that God doesn't sigh at me as much as I sigh at my children. Crumbs on the floor and dumped out blocks will clean up just fine, with or without sighing.

5) Blessed am I that most mornings my children allow me to shower in peace without meltdowns.

6) Blessed am I when I get to finish a hot cup of coffee...it is a rare pleasure these days.

7) Blessed am I that I get bear hugs and chicken kisses and eat-my-face kisses from my little lovies. I know it will embarrass them one day too soon.

What are your blessings this week?



4 comments:

  1. Coffee will return tomorrow! :) Still getting back adjusted to the work week wake-ups!

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  2. Made me laugh out loud that you refer to G as a tropical storm...#4 was a good one too:)

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  3. Wow! I just found this and I'm really looking forward to participating! Great theme!

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  4. Thanks, Anna! Would love to have you join me and share!!

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I'd love to hear your thoughts! Rest assured I do read each and every word, but please forgive me if I don't get back to you right away. The toddler tugging on my leg and the one year old pulling my hair may have seized control of my typing abilities. Blessings on your day!