How to be Blessed

Matt 6:34
“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes”( Matt 6:34, THE MESSAGE).
early morning mist
I goofed. I know, no small surprise. And you ask, “What did you do now, Carol?” And I answer.
 Remember, you asked, so it’s your problem when I unwind a long tale of writing woes: a mistyped title in a query, a header that’s wrong, spelling comma as coma, forgetting my pitch, getting rejected because no one’s seen my genius.
Have I told you? I’m the next great Hemingway. Of the female persuasion. I know it, but I haven’t been able to convince anyone else.
Lately, I’ve been bemoaning the three new rejections I haven’t received yet. (Believe me,  they’re coming).
Maybe not.
But Matthew 6: 34 tells me I’ve got to stop my merry-go-round worrying about tomorrow. I’ve got to see and hear and taste all the good God has done in my life today.
I’ve seen:


·         Starlight on a black lake
·         Mist dancing on water
·         The diamond glint of frost
·         Encouragement in a good friend’s eyes

I’ve heard: 

·         The whirr of partridge wings
·         The call of geese
·         The bark of a happy Springer spaniel chasing rabbits
·         The cry of a healthy newborn

I’ve tasted 

·         Pumpkin-spice coffee
·         Farm-fresh eggs
·         Dark chocolate
·         The lips of a doting husband
To worry about tomorrow only destroys today. What blessing have you been given today?

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