Pocket Blessings

 I was going to write a review of some of my favorite things right now but then realized that I probably didn’t have enough for an entire blog. Also, I don’t want to bore you with a review blog. It has been a crazy couple of days. Work has been standard, but the world which we live in has been mad. 

I live in northern California and only 45 minutes from Gilroy. I am sad for the people who experienced the tragedy at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. I have never been to this festival, but I have heard about it, and it is a big deal every year. I am kinda in shock that this has happened so close to home.  It is numbing because my students and fellow staff members are hurting, and I don’t know how to help them.

Then at church on Sunday, a fellow church member told me about a lady at Disney World who criticized adults without children, that they shouldn’t go to Disney. I would cry if someone said that to me. There are so many things that I feel like I’m missing out on because I don’t have kids. And some people believe that Disney is only for families. 

The world is such an angry place. It’s hard for an introvert, spongy heart to exist in the world when everyone is so upset. 

So I look for pocket blessings. Small blessings that help me through the day. One such grace is my devotionals. Now I have never been one for devotional books, I’m lucky that my quiet time includes reading one chapter of the Bible. Last Christmas I was given by a dear friend, Coffee Break with God, a devotional that doesn’t require me to answer any questions it is just providing real-life examples in short thoughts about God’s beauty, love, and power. This has impacted my days so much and the fact it was delivered from a friend. Make it feel like I am having coffee(even though I’m not a coffee drinker)  with a friend. In truth I am, I am spending time with my Heavenly Father and learning about him and how he loves me. 

I was able to hang with friends last weekend, at home, after church and we went to lunch with a friend, it was such a blessing that I have friends who just care. I don’t have to pretend I am someone else and they just love me regardless of who I am or what has happened.  

Another pocket blessing is my love for cooking. Cooking and baking are one of the things that help me turn off my brain and not think about the problems of the world. One of my favorite things to cook is Salmon.  Cooking helps center me. 

What are your pocket blessings?

But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.

John 1:12-13

TTFN and God BLess you and Keep you. 

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