Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tis the Season to be Thankful...

It's so easy to get caught up in the negative lately....with the ongoing war that seems neverending...the economy...the housing and job markets...things all around us are grim. I received an email from my cousin last week that listed out all the things that seem negative but are really positive - I am thankful for tight clothes because it means I have more than enough to eat....I am thankful for my housework because it means I have a home to live in...I'm thankful for my bills because it means I have warmth, water, electricity and all the other things I need to live comfortably. I'm really REALLY trying to focus on those little annoyances that are really blessings.

Yes, I have a wonderful family, amazing friends, the health of my son and myself, my sweetheart...I have a home and a car...blessings abound...however there's always the desire for more, isn't there? A better paying/more prestigous job...a better body...more money in the savings account. It's so easy to lose sight of the small blessings of everyday.

My life is good...so much better than it was 5 years or 2 years ago. God has a plan...

3 comments:

Minxy Mimi said...

I hear ya! I am thankful for the things I have too!

Andrea said...

All very true!

Heather said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I've been thinking that I'm hearing a lot of negative things lately (not here). It would be awesome if people could learn to be content and harder to offend! To complain all the time is to (imho) ignore all the good things God has given us and done for us! Well said Amylou!! This is HeatherL from AMP