Today I thought I'd share some thoughts previously posted on my personal blog
hoping that they will remind us to practice an attitude of gratefulness.
Just over a year ago I opened a gift in the mail . . .
a little blue journal she suggested I use as a Gratitude Journal.
So I've had it in plain view in our family room this past year
to remember to daily write down two or three "thankfuls."
I knew others had done this and there was no reason not to.
So, today I'm grateful to God for family who cares to spur me on
and to God, for giving me more than 1000 reasons to give thanks!
To name a few
. . .
for a moment of quiet
a walk in the park
visit around a fire pit
shopping for summer tops
God's Word to encourage
finding an old lace tablecloth and distressed wood
dinner at friends
joy of serving
tooth implant done
Rollkuchen and watermelon
a day at home in the kitchen
for the dads raising our grands
lunch with my girls
watching cousins play
God's loving kindness
very special news!
a husband who loves coming home
granddaughter tea party
pitter patter of rain
the park with kids
a good book to read
talking to God anytime
holding a newborn
seeing traditions passed on in my kids
the smell of wet earth
. . .
When we give thanks to God,
we acknowledge that every gift is from Him.
I know the Bible says that God causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good,
He sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous . . .
yet I can't help but wonder if maybe God is like us,in that we find it so much more fun to give to someone who appreciates a gift?
1 Thessalonians 5: 16 - 18