Sunday, February 26

Gratitude

This past Thursday as I was driving in to work, I was suddenly overwhelmed by how blessed I was. I took some time to thank God for His blessings that I often overlook. Here's my list:

Sunsets on the way to work
Sunrises on the way home
A job that I love
Unexpected friendships
Babies that are healthy enough to scream in the night
Babies that are well enough to eat from a bottle
Dear friends
The knowledge that I am loved by many people
Sunshine and breezes
Daffodils to remind me that Spring is coming
A down comforter to keep me warm until Spring does come
Time spent pulling weeds with friends
Life lesson reminders from pulling weeds
My boyfriend, who treats me better than I deserve
Talks with my mother
A comfortable home
A real bed
An abundance of delicious food
Patience-- that God is teaching me, and that others have towards me
God's reminders that He is working
Time for reflection
My 30 minute drive to work
The privilege of communing with God in prayer
God's timing

And there are many more. Taking the time to reflect and think of them reminded me of how infrequently I have a grateful attitude. I want to be in more of a habit of being truly grateful for God's blessings-- large and small.

Return, O my soul, to your rest;
for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

For you have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling;
I will walk before the Lord
in the land of the living.


Psalm 116:7-9 (ESV)

3 comments:

Christen said...

Yes, indeed! Counting blessings is the best way to be encouraged and a marvelous way to praise the Lord. :)

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