Saturday, January 16, 2010

I'm thankful...

"You're blessed when you're content with just who you are—no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought." Matthew 5:5 (MSG)

Today, I'm SO thankful for all that I have (and I want to stay that way)...

Its sad that sometimes it takes a huge tragedy for us to see what we REALLY have in front of us and be TRULY thankful for it - but I'm purposing to see Him in the everyday things (without the vision of the tragedy in front of me) - but nonetheless today I'm thankful for so much.

  • I'm thankful that I have a house to wake up in that's warm and not collapsed on top of me and my family.
  • I have food for breakfast (and a choice of what I want to eat)
  • I have electricity, clean water, heat, and roads that I can drive on to get to the store to get food.
  • Clothes to clothe myself and my children and keep them warm
  • PLENTY of blankets for my children to keep them warm at night
  • I have children that are healthy and whole and not in danger (and not without parents)
  • My husband and I both have jobs that we get paid well and have health insurance.
  • I have the opportunity to help others and be an agent of change on the other side of the world with just my prayers (and my finances too)
  • I am SURROUNDED by friends and family that love us and care for us!
  • I have a Father who loves me and is everything I need...
Like I said - My goal and my aim is to be sensitive to remember this EVERY DAY (and not just the days when pictures of all that is wrong in the world flood my RSS feed) and thank my Father for all that I have.

So Father today - I am content in where I am.
I always want more of you in my life - but I am thankful for where I am...
and I choose to see life through your eyes.

1 comment:

OlsonFamily6 said...

i am thankful for a sister like you, who always keeps things in perspective for me, and helps me remember the little things too. :)