Today is my birthday… I can’t believe I’m 27 years old now. I wasn’t planning on anything special, to be honest I forgot it was my birthday until last Monday when my sister asked me what I was going to do on my special day. I worked half a day today and I thought about what I wanted to do later in the day and decided I wanted to have dinner at Chili’s. So I told my husband of the plans and he agreed so we got everyone ready and of to the restaurant we went.

Dinner was nice, the time was perfect. The food was great. And the company was even better. My children behaved for the most part and I had a wonderful time. After dinner, we stopped at the store because we needed to pick-up some items and everything was great. But as we came out of the store, my husband notice a scratch on one of the doors of our SUV. Needless to say, he was upset. He actually noticed that the car parked on the opposite side might have been the culprit because it had the color of our van on it. He wanted to scratch the car back but I dissuaded him and he didn’t do it.

After the store we left to my sister’s house for some cake and we enjoyed some family time there, with a little bit of crying mix in there from the kids (mine and hers). While driving, my husband didn’t make a stop at a 4-way stop and it was our luck that a state trooper was parked closed by and saw us (as a side note, we feel like he did make the stop but when a trooper stops you and says you didn’t stop, I don’t think you can argue with him). So he received a ticket for it. And again he was very upset about it.

I actually didn’t get upset at any of these situations. And I tried to make him see the positive side of things but he wasn’t in the mood to hear it. As I’m writing this, I know he’s still a little upset. But he’s watching a movie and he seems to be getting in a better mood. I love him and I know he wanted to make this a very special day for me. And it was very special because I have my family and they are the most important persons in my life.

But what to do when things don’t go the way we want them to? Well, the way I see it, the best thing to do is pray, smile and look your best!

When things don't go the way we want
When things don’t go the way we want

God has plans for us and earlier this week I was thinking how I felt that God was trying to tell me something but I haven’t figured out what it is. I still haven’t figure it out but I’m working on it. But what I’m trying to say is that no matter what we do or what we plan, God’s plan will always come first. And we must find the clues and signs he sends us to find the right path.

Proverbs 19:31 - God's plans come first
Proverbs 19:31 – God’s plans come first

We have to stay positive and believe that there is a reason for everything that happens. I think the reason why I was so happy today is because I started the day by saying “Today is going to be a great day”. I usually say a little prayer every morning before I start my drive to work. I thank God for giving me another day, I thank him for my family and I ask him to keep harm away from them. And I finish by stating that today will be a great day. And this helps me stay focus throughout my day and makes me feel better and in turn I can accept the situations that I cannot change.

I encourage you to seek God in everyday moments, when you are happy and when you are sad, when you are angry and when you are tired, seek him at everyday and He will give you the strength and courage you need.

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