Gratitude...

Friday, November 14, 2008


Quite a few bloggers I know are spending the month of November on the subject of Gratitude. I thought about doing one a day like so many of them are doing, but, was afraid to commit to something which required me to be thankful for at least 30 days IN A ROW...I mean, come on, can I really come up with that many posts about gratitude? No, I don't want to realize that I truly am blessed...I want to linger in the misery that I've been creating. Yes you heard me correctly, CREATING.

I know my grief is there and will be with me for quite a while, but really, I need to get a hold on things and start realizing how wonderful life is for me. Instead of being sad over missing my father, why not realize how wonderful it is that I had a father who loved me? Instead of worrying about the future, why not concentrate on the past and how the Lord has provided for us ALWAYS??

So today I will list 20 things, yes 20, that I am grateful for. Instead of doing one post each day for the rest of the month, I will take care of them all today. So here goes...

I am grateful for my husband, who works so hard for this family to keep a roof over our heads and loves me even when I'm feeling as if my world is ending.
I am grateful for both of my children, they truly are the best!
I am grateful for loving parents who raised me in a God-fearing home and made sure I went to church whenever the doors were open.
I am grateful for the ability to type, without it I wouldn't be able to work part time as a transcriptionist and bring some income into the household.
I am grateful for my church...
I am grateful for my friends...
I am grateful for my beautiful house...
I am grateful for the ability to play the piano and worship my Savior.
I am grateful for the wind...I love the feel of a beautiful breeze.
I am grateful for my own bathroom...I feel like a princess not having to share with the children anymore!
I am grateful for my mom's pot roast...it truly is the best around!
I am grateful for being able to watch a DVD with my husband and take up most of the couch!
I am grateful for our fireplace...I love a fire on a cold, wintry day.
I am grateful for our back porch...I love to sit out there and enjoy the beauty.
I am grateful for my garage, never again getting wet while running to the car.
I am grateful for vacations, there was a time when we couldn't afford to go on one.
I am grateful for beautiful hotels with views of the ocean.
I am grateful for my blog, a place where I can express my feelings.
I am grateful for my ability to organize, I really couldn't handle living in a mess.
But most importantly, I am grateful for my Savior, who loved me so much that He died for me before He even knew me.

Psalms 118:29
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Lamentations 3:22-23
Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is your faithfulness.

We'll continue with Show and Tell Friday next week...couldn't figure out how to get the camera to work since my problems with the computer on Sunday...the Colonel will be home tonight to fix that problem, which is another thing I'm grateful for, his ability to solve all my problems!

4 comments :

  1. Not grateful for your sister...ok, I get it, house, garage, porch, stuff comes before me...just what a need to hear...

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  2. Remember I only did 20??? You were #21. Sorry!

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  3. Great post! I wish you the best Thanksgiving!

    Blessings,
    Susie

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  4. That was a great read. We are so blessed.
    Brenda :)

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