When I first started this blog, I was reading One Thousand Gifts and I was all about being thankful for all things in life. But as time has gone on, I've found it more and more difficult to give thanks for all things. No matter how much I've wanted to see the good of this season, life seemed to be pushing on me from all sides. And it seemed as if, every time I was hopeful, I just opened my heart to being disappointed yet again.
But a life lived without hope is no life at all. So how do I remain hopeful even after life has taken a turn into the unexpected? How do I continue to be thankful for all of life even when I don't feel it? Right there is my issue! I've gotten it into my mind that I have to feel everything before it can become true and genuine.
How wrong I've been! I read these verses the other day and they rang with truth.
Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,
God calls us to first give thanks for what is, for the right now. And in offering up whispers of thanks to God, we glorify Him. Again, I'm picking up my thankful journal in hopes of recording those small gifts that tend to get over looked. What am I thankful for this week?
little breaks at work that provide big laughs
friends that fully understand me
a car that runs
the musical talents of others
Harry Potter Week
What are you thankful for in this season?
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