I have been in a very thankful mindset lately. It takes a conscious effort to keep an attitude of thanksgiving. One of the first things on my list is the fact that I was able to get up this morning. I was able to do things for myself: shower, brush my teeth, comb my hair, and so on. Being able to do these simple daily routines are worth a bushel of thanksgiving already.
My husband had taken his car to the mechanic to find out why it was leaking water. He was thinking that some hoses needed to be replaced. Well, over $600.00 later, it was not the hoses. The radiator had a major problem along with a few other connected parts. Where is the thanksgiving in that? For starters, we had the money and time for the repairs to be completed that same day. Of course, we would have preferred to spend the money on other things. The part was readily available. Usually this particular part would have to have been ordered and at least another day at the shop. I was also grateful that it happened locally and not on a long distance trip. One final gratitude thought was that we still had access to my car. It would have meant some creative juggling, but I was thankful once again. See how one thankful thought leads to another and another? I am reminded of a verse in
I Thessalonians 5:18: "Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
What is on your gratitude list today? I'm catching up on reading after not blogging for awhile and I see that
http://www.melody-mae.blogspot.com/ is also in a thankful mode. Travel to her blog for inspiration too.
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