Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Grateful For...

To preface I have to say that I have always been a "glass half empty" kind of gal. I still move forward, but think the whole time that the other shoe is going to drop any moment. 'Cause it always does.
But it's Thanksgiving, a time to stop and ponder the abundance placed before us. And I really do have a lot to be grateful for. A loving family, a home of my own, plenty of funds to buy groceries and the necessities of life and more. We went through a period of serious financial stress not too long ago, and it's so nice to be able to do what I need to to care for my family. I"m grateful for the stress of making a feast for my family tomorrow. I'm grateful for my husband's job, even though he has to work tomorrow part of the day, that provides us with money and him with satisfaction and recognition for the first time in years.
I'm grateful for my health and the health of my loved ones. (When we have it. Which is not right now.) I'm grateful for the miracle of healing. I've seen it so many times, in both little ways and grand.
I'm grateful my father-in-law could come and stay a few weeks with us. My hubby is one of the youngest, and his dad started having children late. He turned 80 this year, but still has enough energy to fly down here and spend some time with us. My kids love having him here.
I'm grateful for my testimony of Jesus Christ as my Savior and Guide in all things. I am grateful for my knowledge of the truth, and the peace it brings to me as I face discouragement and trouble.
I am grateful for my talents that help me share that testimony with the world. I don't know where I would be if I couldn't express myself through music and words.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that if I stop to smell the roses, I won't be bogged down with all the rest of it, and I can move forward with more gratitude and faith.
And that's all I really need.

1 comment:

  1. Amen. It's so easy to overlook the many blessings heaped upon us and wallow in the few shortcomings we see in our life. Thanksgiving does offer a much needed perspective on things. Thanks for the reminder.



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