Thursday, November 8, 2012

Choose to be Thankful

I could be complaining right now about the immense amount of work I have to do this month.

I choose to be thankful. Thankful that I have work that can put some food on the table and I can stay home with our kids.

I could be complaining that my kids make messes all.day.long.

I choose to be thankful. Thankful that I have children to make these messes. Thankful for their messy little hands and mouths.

I could be complaining at the never ending laundry.

I choose to be thankful. Thankful for having a family that needs their clothing cleaned day in and day out. Thankful for having water and electricity to do laundry.

I could be complaining my husband has to work so much and we don't get to spend a lot of time together.

I choose to be thankful. Thankful that he has a job. Moreover making just enough for me to stay home with children and work from home.

I could be complaining that I can't take a vacation to a warm, tropical island and relax.

I choose to be thankful. Thankful that I can take any vacation at all, even if it is a short drive from home, not anyplace warm, and only for a couple of days.

I could be complaining that we can't eat out every week.

I choose to be thankful. Thankful that we can have warm meals in the comfort of our home and the company of a loving family.

I could be complaining.

I choose to be thankful.

What are you thankful for?


  1. After struggling with depression off and on over the last decade I've been working on being more thankful for the last year or two. I continue to be thankful for the good health of my family, a job for my husband (he was out of work this time last year) a warm house to live in and food to eat. Even when we have struggled financially we see constant miracles of provision. I have much to be thankful for.

  2. def want to teach my child (and future) to be thankful and CHOOSE to be thankful for what they have. i know and have seen it so much in peoples lives that they are always striving for more, and not being thankful for what the already have -kristen lila

  3. I am grateful for my son, as he is the biggest blessing God can give us.

  4. Great read. Will be sharing this.

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

  5. i am thankful for many things.. my health has been improving(its been bad), i am thankful for the new job i just got. i am thankful that my family loves my unconditionaly

  6. This is a nice post. A good reminder to be thankful for the abundance that most of us have. I have a 6 week old baby girl and am recovering from a c-section so I'm dealing with the ups and downs that come with this time. I can always use reminders to be thankful for all that I do have even if we are barely scraping by. :)

  7. I am so thankful that I have a loving husband that is so supportive. He is the reason that I am able to be the wife and mother that I am. I couldn't do it without him. :-)


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