Well, maybe you noticed I was not here to play the Glad Game last week (20 lashes with a wet noodle!). I wasn’t lacking in gratitude exactly…just having an ‘overwhelmed’ week. So, I’ll do my best to make up for it today😉
For any newbies, the Glad Game originated with Pollyanna, whose classic story entertained and taught many as she set the example of “finding something to be glad about” in unpleasant circumstances. Here we go!
a) I’m glad and grateful readers have shown great interest in my character “Bedelia”, star of the 6-Sentence Story serial (weekly “word prompt” is hosted by Denise ). Perked up, I’m encouraged to continue the saga😊
b) Thankful for my recently acquired ‘super fan’…goodness, it’s powerful! (And surprisingly not over-loud, a bonus-blessing) So powerful that I had to move it the other night, lest it blow all my hair off while I tried to sleep in the whirlwind. Glad the area temps haven’t surpassed my ability to tolerate heat…yours truly hasn’t melted yet😉
c) Grateful my fave pharmacist said I still had Rx refills available to process, hurray! Now, I just have to motivate myself to don mask—mandatory as of today—and walk to the store. Noncompliance is a misdemeanor fine or jail time…if I should forget it, I doubt the county will let me post from the clink, since I can’t afford bail. Orange, “the new black”…not my color.
d) Thankful I’m not as stupid as I sometimes self-assess. As I was spiraling down, I wondered if I should abandon blogging (at least temporarily). When I reach this stage, my usual mode is “get busy, physically”. But it was too warm to clean house (and we won’t mention that exercise equipment I moved back to the bedroom). Even small changes in routine are considerably beneficial.
My options, aside from a “blog siesta”, were to read a book or 3, and/or do jigsaw puzzles. I tidied the bookshelves and found a couple books that looked worthy—and, not wanting to put the leaf in the dining table, located the box of 500-550-piece puzzles.
I LOVE jigsaw puzzles, and think they’re the remedy for much that ails you. So I set aside the books, turned off the laptop…and lost myself in a colorful puzzle until sunny daylight. Slept better, and woke up with a calmer, more hopeful perspective.
e) As always, I finish my gratitudes with a shout out to my readers…who truly are a wonderful family. Thank you for making my day, everyday 🙂
f) And a public declaration of my beyond-grateful love for God, without Whom I wouldn’t be here. I don’t believe in coincidences…there’s too much evidence of the Lord’s big and little miracles throughout each week. His faithful love dusts off the “bleak” and doldrums.
I’m ever astounded that He pays attention to smallest details, and reassures me that He’s in charge of mole hills and mountains—they’re NOT my job. Hallelujah! I praise Him because he’s Sovereign, mighty, “good Father”, and Good Shepherd who guides me on the path He’s set before me.
As we greet another weekend—may you feel God’s presence and receive His abundant blessings♥Rhen
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