I recently celebrated a birthday and those close to me know that it didn’t go exactly as planned. I had envisioned a day filled with fun and family and maybe doing mostly what I wanted to do. At the time, it felt like one disaster after another. Maleigha about took the tip of her finger off trying to help take down the pool in her Nana’s backyard. Fortunately it didn’t require a trip to the ER. Next up, Rick called to say that the dog was in the guinea pig cage and he couldn’t find any of them. So, a quick trip from Goldfield to Belmond ended with us finding all three of them under Maleigha’s bed. As we ended the night back at Nana’s for supper together it was nice to take a moment and recognize my blessings. I was able to spend the day with one of my favorite people on this earth, and a woman I admire so much, Rick’s Mom. I was able to have all my kids home and have a family supper. All in all, it was a good day.
I know we all come to work and expect our days to go a certain way. Since we work in healthcare we also know that often the day isn’t going to follow a perfectly scheduled path. We are masters at adjusting and adapting to meet the needs of our patients and co-workers. Although we have mastered these skills it doesn’t mean that we don’t still get frustrated when things don’t go as we planned. My challenge for you this week is to take that frustrating day and try to find the blessings that God weaved into it. You may be surprised by all the blessings you can find when you look for them.