Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Monday morning was a crazy morning. It started out with oversleeping almost two hours and went downhill from there. It involved too much traffic, lots of stress, late arrivals, running across LU, and not a very cheerful heart. In a grouchy mood, I realized something as I ran back to where I was parked. Instead of being stressed out, I needed to be thankful. Because how can you feel sorry for yourself and be thankful at the same time? You can't!

I needed to make a list. Starting out is the hardest, because my sinful and selfish heart would rather dwell in a bad attitude. Instead I need to be thankful for the many blessings in my life! So, by the grace of God, He gave me a thankful heart.

So I started making a list of what I was thankful for.

-Jesus died for my sins.
-the Gospel is true.
-my wonderful family.
-my amazing friends.
-that in the one week anniversary of when nana went into the hospital, she is no longer in the hospital and does not need dialysis.
-ice cream.
-A/C when it's 88 degrees out.
-my LU friends.
-the green and flowers of spring.

... and it went on. Ok, so obviously bacon is not super important, but the little things count too, right? :)

What happened when I was thankful, might you ask? The inevitable of course! I felt so much more cheerful! You can't be grateful and grumpy!

1 Thessalonians 5:18 "Give thanks in ALL circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

This verse tell us that it is God's will for us to be thankful. He has bestowed many blessings upon us! Even in hard and difficult times, being thankful gives a new perspective and brighter on life.

What are you thankful for?



1 comment:

  1. It's so important to remember all that we have! I just realized you and I have the same Blogger background! :D