Tuesday, November 1, 2011

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day One

it is november.

november 1st.


yesterday this sweet friend posted a reminder about the start of "30 days of thankfulness".

blogging has been about 50th on the list of things to-do lately. and yet, blogging is good for my heart, good for my thoughts, good for my soul. combine that with the fact that the past month (or months...perhaps even year) has just been full--full of blessings, but but equally full of hard, exhausting, overwhelming moments, days, and weeks.

yes...i know i am blessed.

yes...i know i will someday miss this year of handprints on the doors, crayon-ed portraits on my fridge, and mounds of little laundry to fold.

i know this...and, yet, i forget about it. every.single.day.

life presses. children clamor. appliances break. meals need prepped. clothes need washed and folded and put away. diapers need changed. and on and on.

i forget about the mountain of blessings right in front of my face, because i become so focused on the molehill of trials and frustrations.

and so, here i am...blogging, planning to do my very best to find my way to this blog....every day this month...to record my "gratefuls"....to center my thoughts on the many, many blessings.

join me. you don't have to blog...you can post them to facebook, record them in your personal journal, or whatever works. but couldn't we all use a bit more thankfulness.

and so...here goes.


1. i am thankful for the job the Lord provided me--teaching literature and composition at The Master's Study. i am thankful that it has been fulfilling to get back to doing something i truly enjoy...with a group of junior high kiddos who are amazing!...just one day a week (well, except that silly essay grading!)...AND that my kiddos are learning and well taken care of at the same time. i am thankful for the extra paycheck...that the Lord is using it to provide for our needs!

2. i am thankful for my washer and dryer that work...for my microwave and stove and oven.

3. i am thankful for my husband who works hard to provide for our family...for his loving care for us. i am thankful that he has a job...and that he prioritizes taking care of his family...allowing me to be at home with our children.

4. i am thankful for the community i have within my church...for the reminders of other wives and mamas around me who are seeking Jesus, who remind me daily to CHOOSE Jesus, to CHOOSE joy, to CHOOSE perseverance.


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Wendi@EveryDayMiracles said...

I love this! I love the reminder to be thankful and that so many of us are doing it this month. :) You are an encouragement.

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

Blogging has been bottom of my list lately too. Just not enough hours in the day. Glad you can find the little smiles in the everyday friend.