Once again, I’m taking advantage of this opportunity to be intentionally thankful. A couple of weeks ago, I was a little reluctant to click on publish because my Thankful Thursday post didn’t focus on anything particularly deep or profound. But I was reminded of 1st Thessalonians 5:18: give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. He’s not telling me to give thanks for just the spiritually significant events in my life … He’s instructing me to give thanks for everything … even the insignificant things. I’ve found that when I have an attitude of gratitude, I see God working and feel His presence in a way that I don’t think I would otherwise.
A few things I’m thankful for today:
- co-workers who are patient and helpful as I learn some new duties
- my sweet hubby who never complains when I try a new recipe … even when that recipe isn’t one worth keeping
- clean sheets on the bed
- warm breezes blowing through open windows
- opportunities to serve at church … officially and unofficially
- God’s grace