Monday, August 30, 2010

1000 Gifts: Really thankful?

A while back the "leader" of the gratitude community posted about things that she praised God for- even things you wouldn't necessarily consider.  Things that may weigh a mom and wife down.  Things that seem at the time to be more of a burden than a blessing.  Today I concentrate on these... realizing that they are a true blessing... because of the meaning behind them.  For these I thank God... remembering His multitude of blessings.

495.  fingerprints on a mirror just cleaned - the little hands that left them there

496.  an abundance of laundry needing to be folded and put away - the clothes that we have been provided

497.  a refrigerator that breaks during the middle of the week - the reality that we have food to nourish our bodies

498.  sometimes cranky children who sometime show disrespect - an opportunity to mold hearts closer to His image - and the gentle reminder from our Lord who reminds me of my heart needing constant molding.

499.  a house in need of constant tidying... a place to rest our heads at the end of a busy day

500.  bills in need of payment - God's constant never-ending provisions

501.  morning routine - rousing the boys to do their chores - molding young men to be helpers and hard workers

502.  the pains and aches of a momma heavy with child - new life soon to come

503.  back to the routine of school - the opportunity to train my children at home

504.  the soon coming heat and humidity - a few last days to play in the ocean waters and enjoy the fleeting days of summer

1 comment:

Amy Sullivan said...

Just bounced over from Ann's.

It is so fun reading everyone's lists and how there truly are multitudes of things to be thankful for.

Nice meeting you!