Saturday, November 20, 2010

There's ALWAYS SOMETHING.....

... TO BE THANKFUL FOR.

When I get moody... down... yuck... it helps to STOP. TAKE OUT SOME PAPER.
.... and WRITE DOWN EVERYTHING THAT COMES TO MIND TO BE THANKFUL FOR.

I capitalized all that because I think it's important to BE THANKFUL.

It's hard to worry when you're thankful.

It's hard to be negative when you're thankful.

Don't you think so?

I have some people I know that are in DIRE STRAITS. ... and yet they are thankful... for friends, and family, and future.
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Let's think about some things to be thankful for....

For me I'll think about....

- running water

- breath

- color

- a bed to sleep on

- freedom

- the ability to read

- memory (that I don't have Alzheimer's)

- the Bible (this is no small thing)

- two hands - and the ability to write... and type... and doodle....

- my alarm clock

- my husband, Sam.... he is so wise... and faithful... (and funny, too)

- my family of origin.... it was loving... and accepting... and fun...

- kids - I didn't think I could have any... and look who God gave me (Will and Laura)!

- my kids' spouses (Bailey and Ryan). (Oh yes. Mmm.)

- my mom- (I thought she'd keel over after taking care of my twin back in 1984-89)

- and this year. .... I lived to 2010! Hurray!

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So those are a few things.

What are yours?

You don't have to tell me.

Just think about them...

... and I'll bet you'll smile.

1 comment:

AAWhite11 said...

Thank you Nancy...I have long said... so long as we live in gratitude there is no room for unhappiness and all that goes with it. I believe I read that somewhere and I try with all my might to live with that belief. It makes everyday full of hope and wonder....no matter what.

Love to you and yours!!