i was texting the babysitter about how tragic the house was during lunch, and as i was apologizing for the bowl of beans (among other things), it occured to me, "hey! i cooked dinner last night! i had an organized plan complete with available groceries, and i cooked a yummy, healthy, quick dinner last night. go me!" then i started thinking, "also...the bathroom is messy, but the kids had a bath! they are clean and sweet-smelling! that's good news."
"do not be anxious in anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."