Being thankful is important. Studies have shown that folks who are happy, or joyful, live longer. We often get into the habit of focusing on the negative things in life, so I want to give us all the opportunity to find reasons for happiness and joy. This is a great discipline, especially when you feel like there is nothing to be thankful for. There are blessings all around us. Take a moment to find one to be thankful for.
I am thankful for:
~ A God who knows the whole story. Even when life seems to have no real reason or purpose, I know He has the whole picture.
~Being loved. I am loved, and that is a very good thing. I have a loving husband, I have big kids who still want hugs, and I have a big God who loves me.
~ We have a great year going. It was a rocky start, but we seem to have the school train moving right along this year,
~ I am thankful to be getting another college course under my belt. Just 9 credits away from my bachelors!! I might get this done within 15 years, won’t that be great?? 😉 I do want this degree and what is beyond it, so I am thankful that God has given the means and ability to continue my education.
~ A best friend who understand that having a conversation with me involved many interruptions.
~ Breakfast with my hubby this morning! A rare treat. We ate and prayed together. I can’t tell you how wonderful that start to a day is 🙂
~ For some inspiration for blogging in October. I was feeling some writer’s block, and then I had a few drafts that I keep hacking at, but never finishing. Next month is breast cancer awareness month. If you know anyone who has been touched by this disease, would you consider asking if they want to do a guest post for me? I am looking forward to the stories told.
If you would like an email reminder for this carnival, please let me know. I would be happy to send you notice when we are ready to give thanks!