Friday, May 6, 2011

for granted.

ever struggle with taking things for granted?!
I do
all the time.
until, of course, it's not right

whatever is wrong is suddenly loud and clear and blaring in my face
like the headaches I deal with.
on a good day, I forget I have a head
or at least a head that has things in it that could possibly hurt
and then I get a headache
suddenly the act of seeing,
the thought process of life,
and the all the muscles in my face
become so very, very evident
that I'm not taking them for granted any longer
when my head is pounding
and my wireless internet connection
taken totally For. Granted.
I just push the button with the blue e and loopy gold thing around it
and wallah
I've got connection to the outside world
but this last week when I've been looking at
a bright red light on my modem
and things are just not connecting
suddenly I'm so very aware of my internet connection
or the lack thereof
but today, when I pushed the icon
and was suddenly reconnected to the long-lost internet
I did not take the process for granted any longer
what else do I take for granted?

though I need the grace of God on a daily basis
in a million and one (seemingly) little ways
it's when I fall on my face in some big, grandious screw up of sorts
that I (finally) stop taking His grace for granted
it suddenly becomes amazing
as amazing as it was the first time I encountered it
I wonder what else I take for granted
that I can't even begin to think of right now
because I'm too busy taking it for granted

so on my heart today is seeing that which I take for granted
and taking it for granted no longer. 
lofty goal.  you with me?

have a SUPER (intentional) weekend.  I plan to!

love, laurie for the fam

want other things to ponder?  check out Casey Wiegand's blog. 
good stuff.



  1. a good reminder of all that we have to be thankful for...thanks for popping by my blog.

  2. Clicked over from Casey's.

    Isn't it funny, we just need to struggle for a bit and then we see how blessed we really are. I'm so guilty of taking many, many things for granted. I have to constantly remind myself to stop.

    Nice meeting you, Laurie.

  3. It is so hard to not take things for granted, isn't it?!
    This week almost went by in a blur... yes, I need an intentional weekend. (super too!)

  4. Yes, it is so easy to take things for granted. I don't know what kind of headaches you get, but I get migraines often. I see a specialist and we finally found a treatment after 7 years that works. Feel free to email me if you need support or if you have any