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?


8 comments:

  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.

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  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

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

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  4. Great read. Will be sharing this.

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

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  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

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  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. :)

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  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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