Friday, October 1, 2010

1000 Grace from God - No 2

I can excuse myself today that the night before was horrible and couldn't sleep.  This resulted in about 4 hours sleep total for which I got up feeling tired and grumpy.  Add to that a failed menu this week and had no idea what to cook and so my hubs suggested rice and pasta to which I sullenly replied that we had already both and don't feel like them.

How regale of me to not wanting to eat the same foods over and over isn't it?  I guess most of us do take food and the easy means by which we get it for granted.

But God showed me his second grace- I was crudely reminded that there are loads of other people who frankly would give anything to eat rice or pasta every day ....as long as they had something to eat.  That some would go find food in the bins of restaurants... as long as they can provide something for the family.

And here I was complaining that I would be eating pasta again for the 3rd time this week!  So I did a plate of ravioli and thanked God that although my cupboards are quite bare at the moment, next week once the pay cheque comes in we would have plenty for another whole month!

2 comments:

bluecottonmemory said...

When my boys complain about my menu, I always point out that in certain places in the world, some children are lucky to get a bowl of rice - with bugs as their only meal for the day. And the bugs are the only protein they get. Yes, we are soooo blessed!!!! As you wonderfully pointed out!

Amity said...

Hi Melissa;

We would only realize how we sulk when we think that others are either have nothing to eat or are almost starving to death!

I always tell my kids not to sulk with repeated menus coz as you said that's far better than nothing at all!

Friday, October 1, 2010

1000 Grace from God - No 2

I can excuse myself today that the night before was horrible and couldn't sleep.  This resulted in about 4 hours sleep total for which I got up feeling tired and grumpy.  Add to that a failed menu this week and had no idea what to cook and so my hubs suggested rice and pasta to which I sullenly replied that we had already both and don't feel like them.

How regale of me to not wanting to eat the same foods over and over isn't it?  I guess most of us do take food and the easy means by which we get it for granted.

But God showed me his second grace- I was crudely reminded that there are loads of other people who frankly would give anything to eat rice or pasta every day ....as long as they had something to eat.  That some would go find food in the bins of restaurants... as long as they can provide something for the family.

And here I was complaining that I would be eating pasta again for the 3rd time this week!  So I did a plate of ravioli and thanked God that although my cupboards are quite bare at the moment, next week once the pay cheque comes in we would have plenty for another whole month!

2 comments:

bluecottonmemory said...

When my boys complain about my menu, I always point out that in certain places in the world, some children are lucky to get a bowl of rice - with bugs as their only meal for the day. And the bugs are the only protein they get. Yes, we are soooo blessed!!!! As you wonderfully pointed out!

Amity said...

Hi Melissa;

We would only realize how we sulk when we think that others are either have nothing to eat or are almost starving to death!

I always tell my kids not to sulk with repeated menus coz as you said that's far better than nothing at all!