Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Give Thanks

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.


  1. I had a lengthy comment last night...got almost to the end of it and my phone died. Grr!
    Anyways, here's the parts I remember...
    This is a great post! Thankfulness IN everything and FOR everything is something that I think we all struggle with. I heard someone say one time "What if the only things you woke up with today were the things you thanked God for yesterday?". Is it too early for such deep thoughts? :o)

  2. Yes! Give thanks (: thanks for sharing!


  3. I just stumbled across your blog and i happen to be a Christian as well :) I have a problem forgetting to say thank you to God as well, i tend to focus on the negatives. eh.

  4. wonderful post, I give thanks to my boyfriend today, because 2morrow I have a difficult test and this evening he comes here to help me even if ther's so much snow. It's a little big thing for me!!


  5. I'm a new follower via Show Some Love Linky Follower Fest :)

  6. Great post! I love to hear your thankful attitude! Sometimes I try to stand back a analyze my "problems" (like having too many clothes to wash) and I realize that they aren't problems at all. :)



  7. You are right, it's always great to be thankful

  8. I really love your blog!
    Keep posting dear!!