Friday, November 20, 2009

Thanksgiving

November is usually my favorite month. This year has been a little different. It has been a tough year over all. I got to thinking that how I view things can also make it better or worse. For example- if I only look at the negative - my focus will be negative- and I will keep thinking of only the negative. This reminded me of when we used to foster the boys. Paul and I would get tired of hearing them complain about things or their siblings- so we started making them list 10 things they were happy/thankful for. At first the boys struggled with this- but once they had to do it more than once it started to come easier to them- and in the end I believe it helped them realize how much we should be happy/thankful for. So, I am challenging myself this way also-
I am going to list 10 things I am happy/thankful for:
1. My Saviour Jesus Christ- who came to save us- without HIM we have NOTHING. (John 3:16)
2. My loving husband- who despite all my flaws he still loves me unconditionally.
3. My family- who have been a great encouragement through EVERYTHING in my life. They laugh with me, cry with me and always jump at the opportunity to help us out.
4. My church- I am thankful that I have a place I can go to where the TRUTH is taught.
5. Ana- She is the reason I succeed at Landini & Associates. She is such a positive person- always smiling, always humming, and always excited for the adventures of a new day.
6. A good nights sleep- last night I slept 9 hours (something I have not done in a while). It is amazing what being well rested does to a body.
7. My job- yes I am thankful that I still have a job- even when things are rough- at least I have a job- when so many people are jobless these days.
8. Good deals- (I know that this one sounds silly but let me explain) Paul and I are spending Thanksgiving alone this year. I got a 16 lb turkey for $4.88- This is a GREAT deal (or at least I thought so).
9. Our house- even though we owe more than what the house is worth- we still have one and still make our monthly payments. PRAISE the LORD for that- when so many are foreclosing on their homes- we will do all it takes to continue to pay and honor the debt we have.
10. The lovely Scenery- the sky is clear the mountains have white caps on them and the air is crisp.
Okay- that felt good. I definitely need to keep doing that!

3 comments:

Linda said...

What an uplifting post! We do have so much for which to be thankful! You guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Elizabeth said...

Count your blessings, name them one by one... I will be working on a blog post to do just that!
Thanks for the reminder to be thanksful always!
Love you and miss you!

rita said...

You can be sure that the seeds sown in those boys hearts WILL bear fruit.