Psalm 118:24

"This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Friday, February 10, 2012

30 Days of Thankful -- Day 5

Yesterday was such a great day!  Some tense things were happening, but I knew that God was in control, and when I would waiver, or lose sight of that truth, I came back to my thankfulness list.  Sometimes (most times) it takes a conscious decision to be thankful, but I can tell you from experience, it is so worth it.  I am so glad to be on this journey, and I am so glad to have you to share it with.

Have a great day in Him


1.     Personal

I am thankful that God gave me a creative spirit.  I’m not the most creative person in the world, or even my family…my sisters have me beat by a landslide, but I’ve been known to have my fair share of creative ideas.  I enjoy being creative; I enjoy looking at things other people have done and making them my own.  I look at things and picture how they could look.  Seeing things how they COULD look, instead of how they DO look is a wonderful ability.  That’s how we should see others.  I foster that ability whenever I am creative.

2.     Work/School (wherever you spend the majority of your day)

I was thankful for my super warm, comfy bed this morning.  (Even though there were 4 of us crammed into it since my kids come in to snuggle with us in the mornings before we have to get up for school.)  One day soon, that bed is going to seem empty when my kids find themselves too old to snuggle with Mom and Dad.  I’m trying to cherish these moments.

3.     Church

Today I am thankful for the Associate Pastor at our church.  He allows himself to be moved by the Holy Spirit, and follows It’s lead, even when it takes him out of his comfort zone.  Miraculous things happen when we follow the lead of the Holy Spirit.

4.     Family

I am so thankful for my son, Evan, today.  He is hysterical, and I don’t know what I’d do without him.  Yesterday was chapel day at his school, and the speaker was our pastor.  When our pastor came into the room, Evan stood up and yelled, “Hey, that’s Pastor Nathan!  He’s my Pastor!”  Well, that made everyone’s day, especially Pastor Nathan’s.  In fact, when the older kids came into the room, the head of school introduced him as Evan’s pastor.  I love all of my kids, and there is something special about each one of them.  Evan is kind-hearted, sweet, very literal, and smart and is so excited about everything!  He’s very dramatic and I thank God for him every day!

1 comment:

  1. What a great description of Evan! How cute! I can really appreciate your comment about savoring the moments when they still want to cuddle; I need to work on being thankful for that instead of annoyed at it. Thank you for sharing!!!