I like to think of myself as someone who is optimistic and has an attitude of gratitude. Yet when I really examine myself, I know that I do my share of grumbling … and even though I may justify that grumbling by saying that it’s only about the “little things”, I know that grumbling is complaining plain and simple. By taking the time to be intentionally thankful during the month of November, I am reminded that there is so much for which I have to be thankful … so very much more than I have to complain about. Lord, help me to keep focused on all that You have blessed me with, to fill my heart with thankfulness – not just these 30 days, but every day.
Today I’m thankful for:
A sweet daughter who is also my best friend. Because it was just DD and me for 10 years, we have an extra special relationship, an especially deep bond. I admire so much about her ... her sweetness, friendliness, compassion, patience just to name a few. She homeschools her 4 littles (did I say that she had patience?) and is a loving wife to DSIL. She challenges me to be better, to be more, to not settle for easy. She is the mom I wish I had been, the daughter I wish I could have been, the wife I want to be. She is such a blessing to me.
I’ve got my annual check up today. I’ll also be having lunch with a neighbor/friend. I hope to have a restful afternoon/evening because there’s another busy weekend coming up … including possibly another sleepover! I can’t wait!