Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thanksgiving brings joy!

A week and a half ago, I spoke to a large group of women about joy. I shared with them that the practice of gratitude can make a huge difference in our outlook on life. And then I realized that I have neglected this practice lately. To seek for joy and to look for gifts from God's hand...it takes constant reminding, but it is so rewarding.

I am thankful for...

Crescent moon and sparkling stars on a bright dark morning (and as an aside, I'm thankful that I woke up at 5:20 despite my alarm's lack of functioning so I could make it to my excercise class barely on time)

Blue skies and sunshine (it's colder today but still feels like spring)

A little girl curled up reading

Bike rides (soon, I'll be riding a bike too instead of chasing after them on foot...looking a bit ridiculous)

Flirting with my husband (I'm still in love with him!)

Students who participate and enjoy learning.

Friends

Volunteers who eagerly throw themselves into projects that I have no talent for (i.e. painting backdrops!)

A moment to pray for someone and see God moving in her life

Hugs and snuggles from my boy

The enthusiasm of kindergarteners

The Word of God

So, what are you thankful for today?

7 comments:

Debra said...

So blessed by this lovely thankful post!

Denise said...

Such precious blessings, thanks for sharing.

Marsha said...

Isn't it amazing how quickly it can fade out of our life if we don't practice it daily?
Thanks for the reminder and sharing your thankful heart.

Laurie Ann said...

Your post was just precious. We have alot in common! Happy Thankful Thursday!

Angela said...

What a delightful and thankful post shared...

Kathy S. said...

I am thankful for my Jesus, my husband, my kids & thier love for Jesus, and my blogging sisters.

Tea With Tiffany said...

Great list. Gratitude has changed my life. :)