Monday, November 21, 2011

30 Days of Thanks - 17-21

Goodness gracious, five behind!! Well, I will admit, I've been a bit of a grumpus, and have not been feeling particularly thankful. So that's going to be my first thing...
*I am thankful for a God who loves me even when I'm not grateful for all He has done and given me, and in spite of my petty temper tantrums.

*I am thankful for my house. The place that I'm in right now, it's actually difficult for me to say that, because I am currently wrestling my attitude about our home and it's 'shortcomings'...but I need to choose to focus on the positive, so I'm thankful for it's coziness and all the love and laughter it's walls contain.

*I am thankful that we have never gone hungry a day in our lives. Many in the world cannot say this.

*I am thankful for the privileges (that we consider our 'rights') that we have in this country to speak our minds, hold differing beliefs and live according to them. Again, many in the world aren't blessed in this way.

*I'm thankful that my husband has a job. Even though we are feeling 'pinched' this holiday season, I know it's nothing compared to what some are currently facing.


Andrea said...

I have a hard time realizing "life's simple blessings" most of the time. You worded it beautifully, even as a grumpus. :)

Jessi said...

Why thank you! :)