Hello Blog. It's been awhile.
I love thankful people - they are so easy to be with. Unfortunately, complaining seems so much more natural, doesn’t it? But, when I turn from my grumpy side and focus on the reality that I have an unlimited amount of things to be thankful for, I end up feeling...free? happy? giggly even? I'm not sure how to describe it, but in my mind it looks like this:
Yup that's it!
Here’s one example…
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
I love when God makes things simple for me. I need more simple in my life. Thankfulness gets its very own sentence in this passage. And it just says, “Be thankful.” No need to think it over, just do it.
I wrote down a long list of things I am thankful for this morning, but here are 10:
- The closeness and comfort level I have with my community group
- My health and feeling good again
- Micah – this has been our best year of marriage yet
- My friend Kambly is getting married this weekend
- Free time to do things that I love - like cook and read
- We have a contract on a house to buy
- Lots of birthday calls, texts, and facebook messages from all the people I love
- Three of my very best friends (Sarah, Allison, Paige) got married this year and I have been praying for their future husbands for a long time
- Summer fun in Austin
- A delicious sushi birthday dinner last night at Uchi with Micah (thankful both that we could afford to go there and that Micah was willing to eat sushi)
What are a some things you are thankful for? I would love to hear!