When I Had Nothing

It’s not Christmas. It’s not even July. But today’s word of inspiration, NOTHING, brought to mind White Christmas.


Betty & Bob sitting by the fire singing, Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep).

“When my bankroll is getting small
I think of when I had none at all
And I fall asleep counting my blessings”

A few years ago my girls and I were moving into our own apartment after living with my parents for a couple months. We had nothing. Absolutely nothing. I used to tell people, we don’t even have a toilet brush.

On the day we moved in, there it was – a brand new toilet brush. But not just that, there was furniture, kitchen appliances, bedroom fixtures, curtains and so much more. We had blessing after blessing poured out on us by family and friends and loved ones from our church. Someone even had leftover paint in their garage that was the exact color I had chosen for the walls. To this day I’ve saved the color sheets from Home Depot to remind me of that blessing. I never want to forget.

This post was written a part of 5 minute friday where you are given 1 word and only 5 minutes to write. Find the link here and join in.

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7 thoughts on “When I Had Nothing

  1. AMEN MOMMA! I’ve been there too, and sometimes the new toilet brush (or for me it was cups) brings tears. Thank you for reminding me to be thankful today, I needed that reminder 🙂


  2. I’ve often said you can’t appreciate what you have until you don’t have it … and that goes for toilet brushes!. In my FMF post I drew the analogy of emptying yourself to allow God to di His best work … out of nothing. Bless you.


  3. Stopping by from FMF. When I saw the white Christmas photo I had to see what you wrote. It is one of my all time favorite movies. I love how God filled your nothing.


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