Friday, June 5, 2009

Changed My Attitude

Another week has flown by. I meant to post each day, and each day just got away from me. The last couple of days I've been so-o grouchy and very willing to admit it. Some things you just can't hide. I don't have any reason to be grouchy. No one got in trouble this week. Dave is as wonderful as usual. I had my house professionally cleaned (that was AWESOME). Business is booming. So really I had no good excuse to be such a grouch.

Well I was basking in my own mood, ready to bite anyone's head off and then it happened. The Lord laid it on my heart to e-mail members of my Design Team that I haven't chatted with lately. Don't know why. But knowing His way is better than my bad mood, I listened. I just sent them a little note to let them know I was thinking about them. I think of them often and am incredibly grateful for all they do to help promote my business. They are an amazing group of ladies!

I got a response from one member of the DT. She thanked me for the e-mail and told me how hard the last two days have been for her. Her best friend of 21 years --that was only 41 years old, suddenly got very ill and quickly passed away. Stacy's (my DT member) heart is broken. She's grieving over the loss of a friend and worried about the three little ones that her friend left behind.

I felt like a brick hit me on the head. My heart is heavy for Stacy and the family of her friend. I quickly realized that I (we all) have so much to be thankful for. Even those bad, grouchy days are something to be thankful for, because we can learn from them. I was very quiet the rest of this sad, grouchy day.

Please pray for Stacy. Please pray for the family of her friend. Three little boys don't have a mommy anymore. Please hug your kids just a little tighter. And be grateful for all your blessings, because tomorrow they could be gone.

4 comments:

Stacy Cohen said...

THANK YOU, Stacey!! You touched my heart. It's such an important message, and I know my dear friend would be happy to know that because of her many of us are hugging our kids a little tighter.

Danielle said...

You have such a huge, caring heart. I have been praying for Stacy and her friends family. It just really makes you stop and think that anything we are going through is really not that bad. You are such an awesome woman, and I am so proud to be a part of your DT, and to have you as a friend! Love you girl!
Blessings~~Danielle

Amanda said...

Thank you for sharing, they will be my prayers. I just gave the girls an extra hug and kiss.

Kelly said...

Three little boys...well you know that tugs at my heart all the more! I just looked on your friend Stacy's blog and saw that her boys are the exact same ages as mine. Poor babies! I'll be praying for them!