To be perfectly honest, I’ve been so extra busy and tired this week, that I’ve not had my thoughts focused on being thankful. Sad, I know.
That’s why I’m glad for the discipline of sitting and writing this post. It forces me to slow down and think. And as I do, I realize how grateful I am for:
- Family conversations
- Our local library
- A fun birthday coming up (our youngest turns 13!)
- The fact that my parents are coming for Christmas
- Recovery from colds and coughs
- Free books to read and listen to for review (at this very minute I’m listening to Focus on the Family’s Radio Theatre version of Oliver Twist)
- People who know way more than I do about blog designing
- The gathering of friends at our home this past weekend
- Constant reasons to pray for wisdom–my pride needs those reminders that my own wisdom and abilities fall far short
- The privilege to pray for friends and their families
- Christmas decorations
- This beautiful post from my brother about our sister:
31 years ago today a little baby girl was born to my parents. Her life and eventual death would be one of my family’s greatest joys, greatest pains, and greatest lessons learned. But the unconditional love, faith, and peace that we learned from those 21 years she was alive will never be forgotten. I’ll always love you, Loni. Happy Birthday sis. —
I hope you can find things, large and small, to be thankful for today. And, if you’ve written a gratitude post, I would love for you to link it up! You never know how your words might encourage someone else.