Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful for the things we don't think about

I recently read a blog by Steven Furtick, a pastor in North Caroline and it was just too good not to share. It’s all perspective, folks…
Every year, it’s usually the same things:

We’re thankful for our family. Our health. Our home.
Those things are great and you should be grateful for them. But this Thanksgiving, why don’t you try something new. In addition to the obvious things, spend some time thanking God for the things you don’t think about. The things we take for granted or the hidden blessings that aren’t as obvious. You’ll have a whole new appreciation for God’s constant grace and hand of favor in your life.
They’re not always easy to identify, so let me help you get started:
-All the little things that go right in your day.
-All the things that could have gone wrong that you don’t even know about because God kept you from them.
-You woke up today. And the day before that. And…

-Every time your child interrupts your work because they want to play with you. What a blessing.
-Every single thoughtless breath you take.
-The sin God has kept you from. It was just as much by His grace as the sin He rescued you out of.
-Being in a home where heat circulates during the cold months.
-Your five senses. None of them are guaranteed or to be taken for granted. By them you can hear music. See sunsets. Touch your wife’s hand. Taste good food. Smell her perfume.

-The fact that most of us agonize about what we’re going to eat. Not whether.

-The hardest times of your life. They’ve made you who you are today.
-Having the ability to take a hot shower.

-Being single. It’s a gift from God. Not a curse.
-Being married. It’s a gift from God. Not a right.

-When you share your faith, your biggest fear is rejection. Not persecution.

-You have job benefits. It doesn’t have to be that way.
-Your spouse doing housework.
-There isn’t a second where God’s presence doesn’t surround you.
Those are just a few of many to help you get started. You can take it from here.
I’m thankful for…

Check out the blog post here

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tis the season to be THANKFUL

So instead of writing about how I have failed as a "blogger" I am going to pretend like it hasn't been more than 5 months ago since I have blogged. Denial can be a beautiful thing :)

Thanksgiving is just 2 days away and I have so much to be thankful for. Here are just a few of them:

An amazing husband 

Two precious dogs 

A great family 
(not all pictured) 

Fabulous friends 
(once again, not all pictured)

My list could go on and on, but I am a firm believer that if I didn't have wonderful people to do life with, what would be the point?? My friends and family are absolutely amazing and I hope that each and everyone of them know how THANKFUL I am for them! 

I also hope that each of you will let your friends and family know how special they are. Everyone can use a little love, right? Also, during this crazy holiday season, remember..."Be kinder than necessary- Everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

 Happy Thanksgiving!!