I decided I’m going to start giving thanks more. Since it’s summer and I don’t have to set my alarm in the morning, I figure lying in bed for a few minutes saying a prayer for my blessings is a great way to start my morning and it’s the least I can do.
However, my mind is so scrambled, I literally can’t concentrate for longer than 15 seconds on prayers. They go something like this:
Dear Lord, thank you so much for my wonderful soft, bed and my heavenly pillow, and my soft covers. Thank you for my beautiful bedroom. Ok, let’s see. What else? I really don’t need to lie in bed long. Wastes half the day. What do I have to do when I go downstairs? First thing, deal with the stupid cat. Bugs me to death meowing to come in before I have my coffee. God, why can’t my husband let her in? Darn him. I just said ‘darn’ in my prayer. God, please forgive me of my sins. Then she wants to be let out of the laundry room after five minutes and go out again. Why can’t she go straight outside, God? My hot coffee is waiting and she wants to roll around on the rug first and stretch and all? She can do that crap outside.
Lord, thank you for the summer time and our trip to the lake. The kids had so much fun. Thank you for not letting them get concussions riding on that tube— especially their friends that came with us. I wonder if the cat came home all weekend. Thank you, Lord, that cats are so easy. Please don’t let that stupid animal have gotten run over by a car. We were only gone three days. Been gone a lot longer than that. Thank you, God, that the cat stays outside. If she stands on a curb, I wonder if she’s stupid enough to start racing across the street right when a car comes. If she got hit, I wonder if you could save her. I guess not if she hit the tire face first. But what if when she got right to the car, and stuck her foot out in front of her to stop quick and change directions? The car would just run over her foot. I wonder if the vet has ever had to cut off a cat’s foot. I wonder if they know what to use to do something like that. I wonder if they know where to cut it off? Would they cut it off above her cat-elbow or below? If below, she’d probably try to use it to walk and just end up with a bloody stump.
Oh my Gosh! I’m thinking about the cat getting a bloody stump. God, what’s wrong with me? I can’t concentrate for 15 seconds. This CANNOT be normal.
Thank you, God, for answering my prayers and giving me something to write about today. You have a great sense of humor.