i will say it again: this blog is changing my life. not in a big way at all, but many many little ways. most dramatically in my perspective. our pastor gave a great sermon the other week on widening your scope/reframing your picture of life. he gave the example of the sun, talking about how enormous it is, however from here on earth, we can cover it with our thumb at the right angle. This, he said, should be our perspective toward life. not that our problems in life aren’t valid or real, or hard, but that God is infinitely bigger than my problems and loves me greatly. with this in mind i can choose to look at life with this perspective and choose to see the good and the blessings around me. God reframes everything. i’m not great at explaining this but if you want to hear the sermon you can find it here. it’s called reframing the sun.
so…today i chose to see life in terms of things that surprised me. such as:
a boy at school today asked me when i was going to get a ‘real job’ and stop working as a teacher. i was surprised by this and laughed and asked what he thought i should do instead…his reply? “i think you should open a dry cleaners and work at applebee’s on the weekends.” great idea. i’ll get right on that…i’d probably make more money, actually……
one of our best friends asked paul to be a groomsman in his wedding this august! then, as a thank you to us (?!) he booked a get-a-way night for paul and i here in minneapolis at the W hotel downtown for this saturday! just a little stay-cation for the plergs! what an incredible surprise…
my friend summer made a weight training program for me to try. tonight was the first night….it was chest and back exercises…and surprise! i didn’t die! i kinda want to now…. and my arms are shaking as i type this, but…still alive! best surprise yet.
a big surprise for pauly tonight…i actually made us dinner! not leftovers! tacos and rice. super easy and super delish. the recipe is on our food blog here. i used the nacho mix in tacos tonight, but the nachos are to die for too. try it.
also i was surprised by this funny poster i saw (below) while walking through the skyway last night with pauly. grumpy steve’s in honor of my NEVER grumpy daddy-o!
oh! also hoping for the best surprise yet–a snow day tomorrow!! please please please Jesus!!