Have you ever had one of those days where you just looked around and realized how well you have it? I had one of those days today.
I realized how blessed I am to have a job I enjoy. I truly do. I find some weird sense of satisfaction in hearing kids say "I get it" or "Hey, this is interesting." I like discussing things with them because I think so much great learning comes from discussion. I've been willing to discuss everything from sports (which I know little about) to movies to literature. Sometimes the kids are shocked to learn there is a book that goes along with the movie; although, they're rarely surprised to hear the book is better. They tell me it's almost always that way.
I realized how blessed I am to have Favorite. We work opposite shifts, so I don't see him a lot during the week. Most of the time, I have a lot of things to occupy my attention. But tonight, on my way home from parent/teacher conferences (which went find, by the way), I realized how much I missed him. It was a tangible ache. I realized how much I love him and all the great things he brings to my life--and I'm not just talking about new houses, etc. I mean, the companionship and pleasure he brings to my life. I truly enjoy his company.
I realized how blessed Chris and I are to be in the financial position we are in. The Lord has truly given us so much. Sometimes, I forget how very blessed we are.
Mostly, it's nice to know that when things aren't going my way, I still have ample blessings to consider.