Today I’m thankful for the small advances, the little things that indicate I’m closer to finished than I was a week ago.
- My bathroom is clean, truly clean, for the first time in months. I cleaned the mirrors! And the floor! And got out the big guns for the bathtub and toilet. It feels nice, really nice.
- My room is tidy, or at least almost tidy. That is, the only stacks are books–no papers, laundry, reusable shopping bags, trash, or stuff that belongs elsewhere.
- The dishes are done–for now. I’ve been Susie Homemaker lately–but I do the dishes just as I’m dirtying more. This time, my counter-top is clear. Well, clear until I have dinner tonight (turkey-corn chowder, yum!)
- My quilt is almost half done. I enjoyed several hours of good quilting time this morning–and made considerable progress.
- I’ve had a call back on my job application. Unfortunately, she called while I was driving at the very end of the workday. So, I didn’t end up talking to the HR person–but she wants me to call her back tomorrow. That certainly sounds promising.
- I’ve got some leads for my continued genealogy search. Since I started doing family history, I’ve had a big blank spot for my Grandma Menter’s family. I knew that her maiden name was Williams and that her mother’s name was Clara. Not exactly the most promising information. But Dad dug out some boxes for me to look through on Sunday–and I found out that Clara’s maiden name was Washburn and that she had a brother named Frank and a sister named Minnie. I also learned that my great-grandfather (Clara’s husband) was named Albert H and had a brother named Walter. Definitely the best leads I’ve had in genealogy for a while.
And I’m thankful that God is always at work around me, developing my character to match the assignment He has for me: that I might be perfect, lacking nothing, and that I might have hope.
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” (James 1:2-5)
“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” (Romans 5:3-5)