I am no where near becoming a mechanic. I just want to get in the car, crank the ignition and go. I really don’t even care for driving that much. So you can imagine what it was like this morning when Amy’s car was making that “click, click, click”. You know it, the sound that is worse then finger nails on a chalkboard. A battery that is not strong enough to start up the good old combustion engine. (insert deep and long sigh here).
But aha, no problem right – just pull out the jumpers and go to town. No. Still nothing. So today I get the pleasure of trying to figure out how to get that vehicle out of my garage and to a garage where it can someone who actually understands how those things work can take my wallet out of my pocket, examine it and charge me accordingly! It’s this stuff in life that can lead you to frustration.
However, I choose to take a different take this morning. First , I am blessed enough to have 2 vehicles, and I am blessed enough to have a job where I can work from home. And if I am honest with myself, I am blessed to have the means to be able to fix that vehicle. Sometimes, we just need to stop and count the blessings, and ignore the little issues, that we want to turn into huge issues.
So the car sits in the garage, I am working from home and Amy probably ended up just a few minutes late for school. Really no so bad.
Take a look at the frustrations of your day and evaluate them in an honest manner. See if you can find some blessing in them.
1 Praise the LORD, O my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits-
3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:1-5 (New International Version)