Peanut Love

Can I be honest here? Ok, good. I’m really not looking forward to this work week. I know it’s a 4-day work week, but it’s also the end of the month, and that means that I’ll be super stressed up until Friday.

Still, I’m thankful for my job. I’m practicing the art of giving thanks instead of giving way to anxiety. Some days, I do better than other days. I’m learning that it’s an intentional choice I have to make every single day. Peace of mind doesn’t come by osmosis or happenstance.

I’m also thankful for a super cuddly kitty cat who does a lot to relieve stress. She may not be the ultimate lap cat that Lucy was, but she has a gentle way about her that’s very calming and soothing.

I’m reminding myself that no matter what, God’s in control. Even if my very worst case scenario happens tomorrow and I’m out of a job, God won’t be taken completely by surprise. Even then, He’ll be working all things together for good– including my good– and His glory.

I do wish that Peanut could be the one going off to work tomorrow and I could be the one sleeping in and lounging about all day. But I’m choosing to give thanks instead. Be thankful, be thankful, be thankful . . . I’ll keep it going until it finally sinks into my thick skull. Be thankful.

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