I've been really frustrated lately. Maybe even angry. And I'm going to tell you exactly why. Currently, I really do not like the showers in Thatcher Hall! They're extremely small, our shower curtain has begun to fall apart, the water sometimes goes from warm to hot to cold, etc. Whenever I have to get up at 6:45 every morning to take my shower and I encounter these problems, it makes me really wish that I was still soundly asleep back in my comfy, warm bed!
Afterward, I head off to work and classes in the freezing morning air, which, by the afternoon turns to hot air. Work seems to never end sometimes, classes drag on forever, and I pray to God to please bring the weekend soon! Then there's homework in the evenings. I aim to go to bed early, but, unfortunately, that never seems to happen and I wind up going to bed late. I get up in the morning and start the same routine over again.
When I focus on all these negatives in my life, it brings me down. But when I really stop to think about, I have no room to complain! The positives in my life far outweigh the negatives that it seems I so easily get focused on. I have a wonderful family, awesome friends, a trusty ol car, the opportunity to attend a great school and get a good education, good food to eat, a comfy room with a comfy bed, I get to live in beautiful Tennessee, and I could go on and on. Now, in view of that, the first two paragraphs of negatives don't seem so bad. With sometimes little sleep and a busy schedule, I reallly have to continually remind myself how blessed I am, especially compared to the rest of the world.
So the next time my shower turns cold and I bump into the wall because of the lack of space, the next time I'm sitting in class counting down the minutes to get out, and the next time I'm up late working on homework I'm going to remember all the things I have, how rich I really am and send God a "thank you!' instead of a "why me?".