Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Could you, therefore work miracles,
you could not do more for yourself than this thankful spirit;
for it heals with a word speaking,
and turns all that it touches into happiness.
William Law 

A thankful spirit is something that needs to be cultivated in my soul. It's so natural for me to complain. It seems there's a chance everywhere I turn, from laundry to sick kids to never ending bills.

Gratitude is a lifestyle.
A hard-fought,
biblical lifestyle.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss

So, every morning I make a list of things I'm thankful for. And in the middle of the day when I look at the mountains of laundry that needs to be done it's a reminder of what a blessing it is that I have clothes to wash. 

Gratitude is the only fitting response to a good and gracious God who has delivered us from our guilt.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss

No matter what I'm dealing with it's far better than what I deserve.

But true,
Christ-centered, grace-motivated gratitude fits everywhere,
even in life's most desperate moments and difficult situations.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss

I'm choosing to be grateful...

for a husband who works so hard to provide for our family.

for children that smile most of the time. 

for the ability to see their sin so that I can lovingly correct them.

for God's faithfulness even when I am not.

for a refrigerator full of food.

for doctors and medicine to help my kiddos out right now when they're not feeling well...and all the extra cuddling and rocking I get to do. 

for God's inspired word and the truth he reveals to me through it. 

for family that loves me.

for music to dance to.

for my church family.

for ice cream.

for good books.

for Caleb's ability to make me laugh.

for Christian friends

for sunny days.

for fresh flowers....

and that's just a few. 

Gratitude unleashes the freedom to live content in the moment, rather than being anxious about the future or regretting the past.
Ellen Vaugn

1 comment:

Heart n Soul said...

Love your words... 'A thankful spirit is something that needs to be cultivated in my soul.' very thought provoking. Lovely to meet you and just love your title photo - ADORABLE.

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