Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Counting My Blessings

This being the Thanksgiving season, I wanted to list some things I personally am thankful for.

No matter how hard we think we have it, I know there are so many more that have much harder things to deal with. So where I am at in life, I am content.

I am thankful for :

1. God- He has helped me through so much, I can't begin to say.

2. My husband and kids...sounds cliche, but I am blessed with a good husband... and four kids who aren't perfect but I am thankful I have them!

3. Freedom- we live in a country that allows us to live in freedom- and while I am at it, I am very thankful for those who sacrfice every day to protect that privilege that we don't always appreciate fully.

4. The little treasures found in daily life..Every day has them, if we really look for them.

It can be that phone call we got from someone, a dollar we found on the floor at Wal-mart, a pair of warm socks we just put on, a delicious meal, an unexpected compliment, or the fun of going to a store and finding a supply of new and exciting materials to work with. The list could be a mile long if we try.

I am thankful for so many things, I really could never list them...

Do I have days that are hard? Oh yes! Do I grumble? Yes, I have to admit- I do sometimes...and that is when I have to kick myself and remember what my hubby always is saying..."In a hundred years will it really matter?" 9 times out of 10, he is right.

(The trouble with pity parties is that the only one who wants to show up is oneself...and it isn't much of a party!)

My prayer is for all of you to have the best of what really counts in this life. May God bless you

and have a happy Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

God Bless you as well and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Melissa said...

Happy Thanksgiving blessings to you & your family!