It's Thanksgiving week!
An attitude of gratitude is a life changing spiritual habit to develop.
In life's highs and in life's lows, there is always something to be thankful for.
Thanksgiving should be our lifestyle, not just a day!
Since 2009 I've been counting my blessings thanks to the prompting of Ann Voskamp.
I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my little black journal.
(and capturing some of my blessings via my camera or iPhone)
-the undergirding of God's Word, prayer, and words of encouragement
-youngest grandson's giggles and snuggles
-my daughter and son-in-law's help getting our friend medical help
-dinner and lots of cups of hot tea shared with my hubs
-going to bed early for a change
-an encouraging phone call
-homemade chicken and rice soup with homemade bread for the two youngest granddaughters, (and the way our granddaughter ate a HUGE piece of bread
smothered in homemade jam with such gusto!)
-the cute way our almost three year old granddaughter mispronounces words,
-good news via text
-our youngest grandson's easy going temperament
-getting out some Christmas decor since we'll be out of town for Thanksgiving
-my buddy who helps me
-us, the hubs and I, with all of our faults and foibles
-late evening devotions, not ideal, but God still spoke to me deeply
-coffee with a friend who asked me to mentor her,
(but I think I get as much out of our relationship as she does)
-getting work done at the church
-a really encouraging prayer meeting
-the hubs taking me to the Christmas event at one of my favorite antique stores on our day off
-seeing a good movie together
-heart talks over dinner
-getting the groceries for Thanksgiving dinner
-watching an old Doris Day movie
-sweet time in the Word
-getting rid of "junk"
-getting a video via text of our youngest grandson army crawling
-the name of Jesus, Who He is-knowing that I can trust Him
-celebrating Bishop F's 60th birthday, (our Ghanaian brother in Christ)
-our church family