Friends & Family

Today has been exhausting, but I am determined to be consistent with this gratitude/prayer project, so here it goes:

I am most grateful for my family and friends today – people who stop to check on how I am doing, pray for me, and are all-around deeply loving and caring people. I experience Christ’s love through them in some of the most ordinary, yet nonetheless meaningful ways.

In particular, I am thankful for my mom. I was just exhausted this evening, and stopped by her house on the way home. I hadn’t eaten since breakfast, and I could barely put one foot in front of the other. I brought dinner for the two of us to eat, and I really didn’t feel like talking much, which is unusual for me.

My mom gently cautioned me that my blood sugar was likely low, as I hadn’t eaten since the morning, and she encouraged me to eat. She said that I’d likely feel better after I got food in my system, and she was right.

I am not diabetic (or hypoglycemic), but I was reminded today that I’m never too old to listen to my mom. Also, the old adage about getting three squares meals per day certainly resonates with me now! I had run myself ragged, and I was so depleted that I nearly caused myself harm.

Here’s my prayer for today: Dear Lord, thank You for gifting me with such loving family and kind-hearted and sincere friends. Thanks for giving them the wisdom and discernment to look out for me, especially when I think I’m doing a fine job on my own (and often I am not). I appreciate Your positioning key friends and family to watch out for the blind spots in my life, and to be conduits of Your grace and compassion. In Christ’s name I pray, Amen.

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