How often are we practicing thankfulness? It’s November and like many of you I’ve been thinking about thankfulness. I have so much to be thankful for now and every day. This post I wrote a few years ago kept coming to mind. While my kids are older and some of the issues are different the principles are still the same.
Let’s practice thankfulness!
I am thankful for laundry. It reminds me that I have a house full of little blessings.
I am thankful for dirty dishes. They remind me that God has amply provided us with food.
I am thankful for screams and whining. Those sounds remind me that God has entrusted me with little lives to teach and train.
I am thankful for being awakened in the morning with cries of, “I want breakfast!” They remind me of one of my favorite verses. Proverbs 17:14 “He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.” It makes me smile.
I am thankful for a dirty house. It reminds me of Proverbs 14:4 “Where no oxen are, the crib is clean,” someday it will not be a problem to keep a clean house, and oh how I will miss all my little oxen!
I am thankful for a sore throat. It reminds me of my mortality. I need to enjoy each day.
I am thankful for the mouse. It reminds me…that I’m really mad we haven’t caught it. Wait. It reminds me that…I’m going to need help with this one! 😉
Since our move to south Texas, I’m happy to say we no longer have mice. Yay! Now we have RATS, but I’m thankful for the kittens (photos soon) who have now joined our family. We hope they will help keep the rats away… 🙂 I will be practicing thankfulness anyway though! How about you? 🙂