So glad you are here. Today I am linking up with Shaunacey at Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy (not).
Shaunacey has been doing her gratitude posts on Mondays this new year. They have resonated with me because I often times get wrapped all around the hub about the silliest, most trivial things and forget to look at the many blessings I have that far outweigh those nutty little bumps in the road. So, I have kept Shaunacey’s link-up in mind as I have gone through my days lately. And I am making a more conscious effort to look for what I have always called ‘little miracles’.
I used to be more aware of all of the little miracles that make up my day, so I am having to blow the dust off my miracle detector and get better at recognizing them again.
First little miracle.
Yeah, Blow pops.
Two of them.
Remember that I am a little rusty at this, ok?
Last week, I had a little girl new to Guerrero school come to the library to check out books. She had just moved into our school’s neighborhood and I had a funny feeling that the move was sudden and possibly stressful or unhappy. When I pulled up her library account, it showed that she owed three books to her former school library. I asked her about the books and she looked crestfallen. I reassured her that no money was owed for the books and if she could just return them to me, I could send them back to her old school. I told her that I would have a treat for her if she could locate those books.
The next morning she brought me two of the three books. And I had forgotten my promise of a treat. Or maybe I had just dismissed the possibility of ever needing a treat because I figured those books were gone.
But bingo! She brought the books. And when I walked into my office, desperately looking for some kind of treat to reward her with, I found these two Blow pops.
Yay, little miracle #1.
I have been very faithful to my devotional time since joining my friend Sheila’s health challenge the first of the month.
Sheila blogs over at Making the Most of Every Day, and I would bet you can probably still join the health challenge, if you would like. If you are interested, stop by to visit Sheila or leave me a comment below.
Anyway, as I have shared in past posts, I was a late bloomer when it comes to finding my spiritual self. Read more here. That said, I didn’t spend a lot of time reading the Bible in my younger life and still stumble around trying to find my way at times.
Well, last week, the Bible just fell open to the verses I was looking for as suggested each day by Jesus Calling. And then when I went to church on Saturday night, before the pastor even invited us to open our Bibles, mine opened to Genesis 27. And then Pastor Nieman asked us to open to Genesis 28.
And that is miracle #2.
This past week was a super busy one in the library.
I had PK, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes which translates into six different library lessons for the week. Would love for you to stop by the webpage I have created for the library at Rosa Guerrero School Library, http://rosaguerreroschoollibrary.weebly.com/, to check out some of the things we’ve been up to.
So, I had bear parts, and snowman ingredients and all kinds of things to keep up with. The kindergartners and I read The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming and then “built” our own snowman using the same ingredients listed in sequence in the book.
The story reads like the Twelve Days of Christmas, only it is ten days of items needed to make a snowman. Two seconds before my first kinder class walked in the door, I remembered that I needed to cut out maple leaves to serve as a belt for the snowman. I ran to cut them out in the workroom but couldn’t remember how many I needed.
“On the first day of winter, my best friend gave to me…one red cap with a gold snap. On the second day of winter, my best friend gave to me, two bright blue mittens and a red cap with a gold snap.”
I cut seven maple leaves with the die cut and ran back to the library to greet my class.
And that is miracle #3.
I hope my little miracles don’t come off sounding like I am in anyway trivializing miracles or blessings or gratitude. To the contrary, all of these little things made my day, my life so much easier. I remembered to let go and let God, even if it was just for Blow pops and maple leaves, and of course, knowing His way around the Bible.
I think what I want to remember myself and hope to encourage you to think about is this:
Sweet friends, have you experienced a little miracle this week? Would love for you to share here in a comment below or on my blog Facebook page, right here. Be on the look out, those little miracles are everywhere.
Hugs and kisses,