Another week has flown by, and it’s time to stop and take some time to be intentionally thankful.
This week, I want to be especially thankful for:
- Good results from our Abby’s surgery … while the tumor was cancerous, they were able to remove it all and get good margins.
- Time spent with my Ts … whether it’s a couple of hours like last night or most all of the day like today, these times make my heart sing.
- Peaceful, quiet mornings … since I’ve retired, I find myself getting up at about the same time that I did when I was working … I love those first hours of the day, when everything is quiet and peaceful.
- Good books that encourage and uplift me … one of my goals for 2012 was to read more faith-building books, and I’m about 2/3 of the way through Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are and a line that stuck with me is
Feel thanks and it’s absolutely impossible to feel angry. We can only experience one emotion at a time. And we get to choose – which emotion do we want to feel?
I pray that I will remember that I get to choose which emotion I feel … and that I will choose thankfulness.