Sometimes it’s hard to write about being thankful.
Because it’s hard to find something to be thankful for?
No way! There’s an endless list every day. Every. Day. But sometimes it’s hard to focus on the good things. Sometimes the bad things, the tough things, the stressful things seem so big and the good things just fade into the background. That’s why I love the idea of Thankful Thursday posts. If I feel like I’m just not inspired to write one, well, that’s a pretty good indicator that I need to more than ever.
I’m thankful for Mr. Fix-It’s birthday on Tuesday. For another year, another day, another breath to share with him. “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” Matthew 6:34.
I’m thankful for my kids. For another generation to continue the legacy of love, faith, and commitment that started so many, many years ago in our family history. For the light they bring into the world and the wonderful things their future holds. “Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hands of mighty man; so are children of the youth.” Psalms 127:3-4
I’m thankful for a good job. Although I would rather be a stay at home mom now, I am lucky to have a job in a profession that I chose. That stimulates me; excites me; frustrates me….oops, I mean…helps me grow and stretch as a person; contributes to our community; is a safe environment to be in each day; and helps provide for the current needs of my family. “Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labor shall increase.” Proverbs 13:11.
And I’m thankful for forgiveness. That I can receive it from the Lord and from my friends and family and that I can release the burdens of my heart by giving it. That I don’t have to be perfect, I just have to keep trying, and God will bless my efforts. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9.