It’s time for a little confession.
My husband got me Godiva chocolates for Mother’s Day.
And I complained.
I know, I know. It wasn’t pretty. I told you this was a confession. I admit the error of my ways.
But you see, I’m a Ghirardelli girl. My husband knows this. So when I pull a shiny package of foil-wrapped truffles beginning with the wrong letter ‘G’ out of the gift bag you can understand my confusion, right?
What was wrong was my reaction.
By focusing on the brand of chocolate in that bag I missed out on a beautiful truth:
I have a husband who brings me chocolate.
I have a husband.
I have children.
Best of all:
I am loved.
At the end of Mother’s Day, or any day, aren’t those gifts more than enough? The type of chocolate, the color of the flowers or the sentiment on the card doesn’t really matter. It’s all too easy to miss the richness of our reality, the miracle of the moment, longing for what we think we lack.
I may not have it all. What I have may not be perfect.
But I’ve heard it said that:
Happiness is wanting what you have.”
The truth is, I already have so much more than I could ever want.
Thank You, Lord.
Even the finest chocolates pale in comparison.
…giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ… (Ephesians 5:20, ESV)