Happy Thoughts (16)

Hello, All.  Welcome to the final day (I'm pretty sure) of theme week here at A Foreign Land.  The power has been restored and I've spent the last 24+ hours being completely frivolous with my electricity usage.  Tomorrow I'll go back to reducing my carbon foot print.  Today I plan to enjoy the conveniences that I have been blessed with simply because I live in the time that I do.

So, without further ado, I bring you happy thoughts for this Friday.

Light Switches That Illuminate Rooms with One Simple Touch

Long, Hot Showers in my Own Bathroom
(no shower flip flops required)

Clean Clothes to Wear to Work
... just in the nick of time too!

Our Refrigerator
Freshly cleaned and on its way to being restocked

Fans to Help Me Sleep at Night
(the sound drowns out someone's snoring...)

As I drove to work today, I was listening to a national morning talk radio show (first mistake) that was discussing last week's storms in the Southeast.  Some dippy little chick One of the radio personalities said something that got me raging thinking.  She said something along the lines of, "I don't buy it when people say, 'they're just material possessions.' That's so not true.  When you lose everything you own it strikes at your dignity. All your stuff, that's your identity. That's who you are."  Yes, she really did say that, "Your stuff is your identity."  My jaw dropped.

Ummmm, listen up, Missy.  Let me just say that my stuff is NOT my identity.  Please hear me when I type.  I AM NOT THE SUM TOTAL OF THE STUFF I OWN.  My identity is not what is in my bank account.  It is not my house, my car or what hangs in my closet.  I am so thankful and happy and grateful and blessed and aware that my identity is first and foremost in Christ.  I am his and I am glad. I am a woman, a wife, a daughter, a friend. My identity is WHO I am not WHAT I have! (Does anyone else feel like saying, "duh!!"?)  Anyway that, for me, is the happiest thought of all.