A Thursday Thought

The measure of mental health is the disposition to find good everywhere.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

On Monday, I was totally panicked over the pending snow storm. Actually I think the panic began on Sunday night. All I could think  was "SH*# we might lose power."

From that thought came ,"I can't do this anymore."

(In my years of being a single mother, we have lost power for days on end five different times)

In this lousy state of mind, I frantically got all of the laundry done, the house cleaned, dishes washed and extra food and water bought. Then like a mad woman, I started untangling extension cords to run from the basement to the generator outdoors. Mad and crazy don't mix well with tangled cords, just saying. There was also gas to buy and an extra gas can just in case five gallons wouldn't be enough and I needed more space heaters. My stress level was over the top.

I chose to see the bad yet there was good everywhere.

I could have been grateful that we have both a washer and a dryer. (We went six years without a dryer)
I could have been grateful for my home.
I could have been grateful that I had the means to buy extra food, water, gas, gas cans and space heaters.
Worst of all, I could have been more grateful that my two teenagers were pitching in.

The irony of all of that angst. We never lost power.

Monday's Course in Miracles

You have not only been fully created, but you have been created perfect. There is no emptiness in you. ACIM 

Monday's Course in Miracles

On the last day of 2014, I read this in The Course in Miracles:

You do not walk alone. God's angels hover near and all about. His love surrounds you and of this be sure: that i will never leave you comfortless. ACIM

Such a beautiful thought to bring in 2015. As we all head back in to our lives and our kids head back to school,  these words can carry us and keep our hearts warm.