Monday, January 24, 2011
I will give thanks
What a blessing to give thanks. In the midst of the chaos of my world I am learning to look for the things I am grateful for. To find the blessings in the everyday, that if I were not intentional I might miss.
Interestingly, the news this evening ran a story on thanking people and how thanking people changes us and makes us better people. If that's true, how much more does intentionally thanking God change us.
I look forward to Monday's and stopping by the blogs dedicated to giving thanks. I find myself lost in the gratitude, moved to tears as I experience thanks from the eyes of my sisters in Christ.
I will give thanks....
for the sweetness of a feverish child
for the unselfishness of my sister, to drive over just so I could purge my frustrations
innocent questions from my children, like "does God wear underwear"
medical insurance to cover $500 in prescriptions- in one day
double decker chocolate chip cookies
dry pull-ups in the morning (not mine people.. my children's)
songs on the radio that meet my need
Psalms and Proverbs
a signed lease
time to paint my fingernails, and have them dry
the un-tameable energy burst when a 4 year old's fever breaks
God, who has no problem multi-tasking on my behalf
my teenage son's wisdom
what 'ya thankful for?
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This is a great list! I especially like the whole "God can certainly multi-task" realization...I never thought about it like that - but you're right :)ReplyDelete
p.s. Driving over to your house is actually very selfish...it makes me happy!