This weekend we celebrated Benjamin's birthday at a local indoor mini-putt-putt. It was a little further away from the house then I wanted, but it was what he wanted. It bothered me was several did not RSVP and so I assumed that they would not attend. Also, one that did RSVP did not show up. I felt bad for Ben. I wanted the day to be perfect for him - full of all his friends.
At one point I asked if Ben if he was enjoying his party. He said, "Yes! I'm playing putt-putt, some of my friends are here, I get presents and cake. What more could I want?"
And it stuck me how totally unconcerned he was about those who did not come. He was just happy with what is.
I love that. It was just a gentle reminder from the Lord that I, too, need to just be happy with what's in front of me. Be happy with what is.