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An Overwhelming Blessing February 16, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — carlawordsmithblog @ 9:10 pm



I have had an extremely busy last few weeks and today is the first day in many that I’ve actually been able to slow down and catch up. What a luxury!


I’m one of those people who doesn’t mind a little alone time and I love being in my house. I am never bored and I never run out of things to do. Still, I can tend to get a bit too “OCD” and rather than focus on the task at hand, I mentally worry about all the tasks yet to be done. I’m a big “cross it off your list” kind of gal but that list can tend to overwhelm me.


It all reminds me of a prayer I heard and that I need to remind myself of today and every day, and one I hope you enjoy:


“I Am Overwhelmed”

I woke up this morning with my list of things to do swirling in my head, but just when I felt the twinge of being overwhelmed, I reminded myself that all I’m doing is managing my blessings.

My cluttered kitchen table, the unmade beds, the mound of laundry…they are all just blessings requiring attention.

My stressed out child, my hard-working but short-tempered husband, even the dog that leaves tufts of hair and chewed up treats everywhere…they are all blessings.

It’s all how I choose to see my life and how I choose to feel about that list.

My life is not perfect but I l clearly have nothing to complain about.

I will not let my list wreck my life.

If I am overwhelmed, it is only by how much God has done for me.


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