Getting Real About Life, about Love, and about God

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Grumpy Ol' Me

I woke up grumpy today. I started my day this way. I don't know why, but I was just a grump. I tried to figure out why I was this way but I could not find a good excuse. I could come up with excuses for my mood but none were any good. None warrented a pity party or a grouchy attitude. This being said, I was still grumpy.

So, as I walked this morning I prayed. I talked to God about my attitude. I didn't seek answers for why I was this way. I just prayed to see past me. I knew that the day was too short and my time spent with others is too precious. Lord, get me over and past grumpy ol' me. Value the gift of today. Value others.

I got in the car after my walk and talking to God about the way I woke up and there was a song called "I know your there" playing. the song is about knowing that God is real and that God is with us always. Even when I am grumpy. The song talks about how if I only had one breath, or the power to tell everyone one thing it would be that God is real and with us always.

Why waste our breath on being mean or grumpy? Why waste a moment with someone in anger or grumpiness? what if we lived like the next breath could be our last one. Like the song, I want to spend my last breath to praise God. I don't want to spend any more time as grumpy ol' me.

Love today.

In Christ's love and mine,
Doug

1 comment:

Renea Lynch said...

Doug Franklin? Grumpy? I can't imagine. ;) I think you need a hug! I'll send Tyler over around 4ish. lol Cheer up man! The sun is shining, it's a beautiful day, you have an awesome wife and family. What's to be grumpy about?! My grandad used to tell me, you can get glad in the same pants you got mad in. Get over it! lol :) And I always did. Smile!