In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
In everything. Wow. So I should always be giving thanks? Kinda sounds like, doesn't it?
Thank goodness he didn't say for everything. I'd most certainly fail every. single. day. As it is, I have quite a ways to go in giving thanks.
What I realized in Sunday school this week, was that even when life is throwing me curveballs, I have plenty to be thankful for.
When the kids are whining "Mommy, mommy, mommy," over and over and over again. I take a deep breath and remember. These are my little blessings from the Lord and they are healthy and precious. And I'm so very thankful for them.
When I have had it "up to here" with ignorant people at work, I take a deep breath and remember. I have a job. It pays the bills. And I'm so very thankful for it.
When I walk into my bedroom and see baskets full of laundry that needs to be folded and put away and it's 9:00 at night and all I want to do is crawl into bed and blog, I take a deep breath and remember. I am clothed and most certainly not lacking in that department. So are the kidlets. And I'm so very thankful for it.
So, as you live from day to day, just remember how much you have to be thankful for. The holidays have come and gone, but our thankful spirit shouldn't go, too.