Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Giving Thanks

So this year I'm going to skip the obvious things I am thankful for and focus on the things I perhaps, take for granted. Like...

*Dirty dishes. I'm thankful for dirty dishes because they mean I had food to eat.
*Dirty laundry because it means I have clothes on my back.
*Phone bills because they mean I have people to love and who love me back.
*Gas and electric bills because they mean I have a warm place.
*Rent because I have a place to live.
*Glasses because they represent the ability to see the beauty of the world around me.
*Car payment because I have a vehicle to drive.
*The scriptures because God still speaks to His children.
*A clean shoulder because I have a healthy, happy baby.
*Messes around the house because I have a smart, curious 3 year old.
*A wedding ring because my husband loves me.
*A little extra weight to work off because I had plenty to eat throughout my pregnancy.
*Church because I have people who believe the way I do and want to worship together.
*The worst parking spot at Walmart because I have two feet that can get me from the worst spot to the front door without any problems.
*Sunny skies in the winter because even though I loved Germany, I don't have to shovel snow now.

I have so much more to be thankful for. My life is a blessing, and everyone and everything in it is a blessing.


Stephanie said...

That's a lovely post - it really puts things in perspective!

Cristine said...

Wonderful post! We have so many things to be thankful for and I love how you looked at positives!