Grumpy the Gator

In Grumpy the Gator, a group of children playing encounter a grumpy alligator. The story teaches children to always keep a safe distance from animals in the wild, and to find an adult if they see an alligator.

Grumpy the Gator

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Lost mittens…..

January 1, 2017 and I have already lost something. Yes, I have lost a pair of mittens. Well, actually they are nice ladies gloves. I have several pairs of gloves. Some for casual wear and some more dressy times. I like to purchase gloves when they are on sale because, yes, there is always a need for gloves in the winter.
Yesterday, hubby and I made the usual trip to the grocery store, took down and put away  Christmas decorations and cleaned house. That was one day ago. Here I was thinking about how organized we are and feeling rather proud of our accomplishments.
Not so fast smarty pants!!! Where are my gloves? The soft and comfy ones that are always in the basket in the closet, ready for wear. They are nowhere to be found. A thorough investigation of the inside the house and the car have proven the gloves are really missing.
Now, why am I so concerned about this particular pair of gloves? Not that they are my best pair or that they were expensive. No, the problem is that I don’t like to lose things. I am a list maker and I didn’t feel the need to write where I left my gloves. So, the mystery remains a mystery.
Maybe those elusive gloves will reappear one day. That would be great!  But, if they never show up again, I will be okay. By telling myself to stop worrying and that I can’t control every little thing, the missing gloves are teaching me more than one lesson.
Lesson 1: Missing gloves are not the end of the world. I do have more gloves to wear.
Lesson 2: Stop trying to rush around and finish every little task in one day. Everything that isn’t completed today will still be here tomorrow.
Lesson 3: Always put the gloves back in the basket in the closet. That is why we put a basket in the closet. 🙂
Lesson 4: Remember God always finds ways to make me laugh and this is one of those times.
Have you ever lost something like gloves? Did you find them at a later time? God always has a message for us in each and every event in our lives, even with missing gloves. Are you listening for His message?
Happy New Year!
Blessings and giggles,

  • Patti Pierce
    Posted at 01:11h, 03 January Reply

    When we lived in Pennsylvania, we constantly had lost gloves (my family prefers them to mittens). Now we live in Texas where we don’t need them. The other day we were still unpacking items and came across lonely individual gloves.

  • mimionlife
    Posted at 01:15h, 03 January Reply

    🙂 Poor lonely individual gloves. Wonder where their mates are located? 🙂

  • Jill Weatherholt
    Posted at 11:48h, 03 January Reply

    When I was a little girl, I was constantly losing my mittens. Living in the south, I rarely wear gloves. Happy New Year, Mimi!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 13:32h, 03 January Reply

      Seems I need to wear gloves/mittens more now than when I was a little girl. 🙂 I lived in warmer temperatures when I was younger. 🙂

  • debwilson2
    Posted at 21:29h, 03 January Reply

    I also hate to lose something—that includes my a thought I wanted to convey! Great lessons. I have to remind myself of lesson 1 many times!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 23:20h, 03 January Reply

      I have to remind myself of those lessons all the time. haha! 🙂

  • lisa evola
    Posted at 23:01h, 03 January Reply

    We all find ourselves missing something at one time or another. And life hasn’t ended yet 🙂 God has a way of replacing those missing things…we may still miss the lost ones, but the joy we receive from what comes next can often be exactly what was needed. Look for the little blessing that is coming your way! …and thanks for the follow on creative faith! I look forward to being inspired with you

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 23:19h, 03 January Reply

      What a wonderful blessing to know that God replaces those missing things! 🙂 He does send us joy in many ways, even when we are hurting.

  • msw blog
    Posted at 16:37h, 26 April Reply

    I was a chronic glove looser so I started buying them onsale at Costco now each of my coat has there very own pair🙃. You and your readers may enjoy this post

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