my cup overflows

Being a Christian and having Faith is a very important part of my life.
It's who I am.
It makes me, ME.

Sometimes, I'll admit, it's hard.
Sometimes, life sucks.
Sometimes, Faith can waver and I get discouraged.

I mean, let's face it, life is nowhere near perfect....
I don't think that was ever a Promise of God.
Lately, though, I feel overly blessed.
I feel like little things are going right and even though I struggle with many aspects of my life, I feel stronger, I feel happy about who I am and what I stand for, and I feel like I'm coming up the mountain to the peak- out of that proverbial shadow of the valley of death!  
(if you've read my blog, you might recall this depressing post) GAH.

I think during this time of year - you know...the holidays?  
Yes, I think during this time of year I tend to reflect on positives in my life.

No, I don't have the money to buy everyone I want to a gift.  
BUT, I do have tons of people who I feel are worthy of a gift.

No, I don't have a picture perfect home that is decorated all Martha Stewart-y
or adequate for fancy dinner parties like I'd like to host. 
BUT, I do have a roof over my head and a sweet
little fencepost tree that makes me smile.

No, I don't have an extravagant plans for a holiday trip to New York
or a full calendar of fabulous New Years Eve gatherings, 
BUT, I do have family and friends who invite me to their homes
to celebrate occasions in down home, laid back style.

Yes, my cup truly overflows.

Next up.... how my cup has grown!


terri said...

Thank you for reminding me of how my cup truly overflows as well. I needed to hear that.

Bekka said...

This is a beautiful post. So many wonderful, amazing blessings get overlooked far too often. Thanks for posting this!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Beautiful post Kim!! LOVE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Unknown said...

Aww, friend...I SO wish I could invite you over to my place! :)

Marit said...

I can so relate to this post! You seem to be a lot like me... I wish I could give you all the gifts in the world! You have to do with this overseas hug though... can you feel it?

Unknown said...

You sweet girl! I love this and I know that your friends and family feel like their cups overflow from the love that you share! Merry Christmas! Christy

Anonymous said...

Still the wonderful friend I remember from years back! It makes me smile (and I count this as one of MY blessings) that you remain consistantly someone I am proud to call my friend. Thank you for theis post as it has reminded my how truly blessed I am as well!

Anonymous said...

I'm broke too, so you probably won't get a gift from me either even though you definitely deserve one....giggle.....

Hope to share some hot chocolate, Christmas candy, and funny Madi and Kaden stories with you soon...
You need to come and meet Frosty the bloodhound puppy soon anyway.

Thanks for the great reminder....the true meaning of Christmas, and the value of blessings...including those friends that stumble into our lives along the way.