Grump Gone

The past few days have been rough.  I’ve been grumpy and out of sorts.  I’m afraid that I’ve been short with my students and my family (something I beg their forgiveness for).  This morning, despite receiving my third full night’s sleep in a row I found myself again in a sour mood.  This was compounded by our leaving the house twenty minutes late.  In the van I tried to pull out of my blue funk.  I chatted with the girls and we sang really loud to the radio.  Still, I was a bit grumpy.  Walking down the halls of the school Abbie (6) stopped before a bible verse written on the wall.

“Papa,” she began, “what does that say?”  A bit exasperated a turned around and walked back to where she was.  I don’t know how many times I have passed these verses without really stopping to read them.

I began to read, “Always be joyful in the Lord….” I stopped.  I started laughing: a deep from the gut belly laugh.  “From the mouths of babes!” I said.

Beginning again I read, “Always be joyful in the Lord.  Again I say rejoice.  Philippians 4:4”

I thanked my daughter for being used by God to rebuke and correct me.  Bad attitude gone.

I will rejoice in the Lord always.

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