Monday, March 1, 2010

thankfulness as a cure for the blues

I believe it is common knowledge that when you are feeling down and sorry for yourself, you should focus on the blessings in your life. And so, since I've hit a pretty rough patch lately, I know what I need to do. It's all about turning your attention God-ward rather than self-ward. (And that's a hard thing to do at times!) So, as an act of the will, today I bring you what I am thankful for...

  1. feeling my baby kick and move
  2. the month of March - finally having hope for SPRINGTIME warmth!
  3. having time away with my husband over the weekend
  4. that Elijah says "Mommy, please sing to me just a little bit more."
  5. good Godly friends who encourage and pray for me when I need it
  6. hugs and kisses from my two best guys!
  7. hearing Elijah play by himself and talk to his cars, trains, animals, blocks, etc.
  8. the smell of Johnson's baby shampoo
  9. sticky little hand prints on every surface of my home
  10. the pitter-patter of little feet scampering around the house
  11. saying goodnight prayers with my sweet sweet son
  12. that my husband had my oil changed for me
  13. when Elijah says "Oh yeah, that will be perfecto!"
  14. that I have a job (this is no small thing)
  15. Dr. Pepper

I'm leaving off all the spiritual stuff because writing all that down would take all day and I'd still never cover it all. Suffice it to say that I am blessed "with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ". (Eph. 1: 3)

Over and out.

1 comment:

grace said...

such great things to be thankful for ^_^--especially the dr. pepper.