Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Being Thankful On Purpose

Well, it's DEFINITELY time again for me to pull my attitude out of the crapper and be thankful on purpose. I have so much to be thankful for, and just need to concentrate on it today.

1. I am thankful that God's mercies are new every morning. NO matter how badly I screw up, He will forgive, truly forget, and start every new day with a clean slate. That needs to be number one on EVERYONE'S thankful list.

2. I am thankful that we have a wood burner, and don't have to pay up to $3.00 a gallon for fuel oil to heat our house. I'm thankful we have woods all around us and don't have to pay for wood. I am thankful that Doug is able to get all the wood we need for winter by himself, so far.

3. I am thankful that my husband is a Christian man, has a good job, is hard working, faithful, trustworthy, loving, a wonderful providor and a great dad. (He's awfully cute too!)

4. I am thankful I have a beautiful, healthy, smart, loving, busy, crazy, amazing, gregarious, precocious, full-of-life little boy, when I thought I never could.

5. I am thankful for the friends that I have that I know I can count on for WHATever, WHENever. Thank you for letting me know that I can depend on you, call you in the middle of the night (only for an emergency, I promise! :P ) I love you and appreciate you more than you can know.

6. I am thankful I have this computer, (as much as I complain about dial-up) because it allows me to keep in touch with everyone I love.

7. I am thankful for music. It moves me like nothing else can.

8. I am thankful that although I have health issues, I can see and hear. I can walk, and talk, maybe not perfectly, but I can.

9. I am thankful that this life is not all we have. That when the time comes, I will be in the presence of God Almighty, and I long to hear "Well done, good and faithful servant." I will be whole again. There will be no more night. No more pain. No more tears. I will be reunited with those gone before, and meet fellow Christian friends I have not had the privilege to meet in this lifetime.

10. I am thankful to YOU, the folks reading this blog, who take the time to read my words.

May we all find something we are thankful for today. I'd love to hear what YOU'RE thankful for...leave a comment!


Beverly said...

Good for you, sometimes we need to pull ourselves up and realize we have it pretty good.
I hope you are having a better day today!

Fruitful Vine2 said...

I am thankful for God and his constant care for me, the family he has blessed me with, the peace that I have within, the friends I've made in blogland, the opportunity to minister to people far and wide and so much more.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Looking forward to seeing more of you.

Have a blessed day.

Alicia said...

fabulous list!! i'm grateful for healthy kids who are finally over their colds!! you know what i did... i started an 'i'm grateful' journal... and every night before i go to bed i write down 3 specific things from the day that i'm grateful for...i'm even doing one about my hubs and writing 3 things each day about him that i'm grateful for and i'm going to give it to him for Christmas...its really neat to look back and see all the wonderful things you come to love and appreciate about your spouse!

Twincerely,Olga said...

Great and wonderful post! stopping by form SITS! Your little boy is adorable and very handsome!

Young Wife said...

Amen! We do have a lot to be thankful for. Thanks for the reminder. Honestly, David and I are really thankful we live in Dallas. We may have rapid, extreme temperature changes that bother his arthritis, but it's not a big deal to heat our home the ten days a year when it's below freezing.

Leigh @ intentslife said...

Amen - I love your "thankful" posts. :)

Joy Winner-or-Whiner said...

One day we were given a 30-day challenge to wake up and say 20 things that we were thankful for. It was powerful!

Post-Modern Jen said...

I am very happy that you have so much to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving, saw your link on Making Lemondade's blog.

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful post! Praise God for you, and your thankfulness. May it reflect his glory. I know it shined brightly for me today.

God Bless!

Carrie said...

Thanks so much for linking this up to my Gratitude Party! I know it's hard to deal with chronic illness, and there are some days it's so hard to be thankful... but in other ways it helps us count our blessings even more. God Bless!