“this is why i know how i must momentarily stop and reflect on at least four things that i am so thankful for everyday.”
How perfect is that? I seriously promise this was my 3rd from the top, 3rd sentence down in The Blogs I Follow. Thank you Simply Charming for being at the right place at the right time!
I must confess that I am not the type of person who has thankfulness in the forefront of their mind, even half of the time. It’s not that I am not thankful, it’s just that I don’t think about being thankful. I am very thankful for the blessings in my life. I just need to work on exercising the thankfulness attribute. So this will be the perfect opportunity for a 30 minute thankfulness workout. Don’t mind the sweat…
Grace. Number one.
The Grace of God is my religion. I am so very thankful that it is by Grace and nothing that I do, that I am saved from myself. What a perfectly orchestrated plan by our Creator. He knew we couldn’t do it on our own, so He provided a way for us to be made whole, where all we have to do is accept His gift of Grace. I accept that gift with a heart full of gratitude and thankfulness.
Family. Number Two.
When we were living in Arizona we had no family nearby. Sad I know. It was difficult not seeing my grand kids whenever I wanted. But we had great friends and they were there for us. They filled the need for relationship. So friends are included in number 2. Now that we are back in Oregon we are near so much family it is crazy relative humidity. But I like it and I’m thankful. Family is what it is all about. I am thankful for my husband, kids, grand children, parents and siblings. I am thankful they put a smile on my face and laughter in my heart.
A recent text from from my grand kids…
Dogs snake pigs apple deer flag ear lizards hi grandma its Zephyn n dejah. Whenever you see a lizard catch it for me its zephyn. I love u so much its dejah. In summertime ill pick a flower for u. Kalia says hi.
Melting with thankfulness.
Good Health. Number Three.
Some people just name Health as something they are thankful for. I specify Good Health. Because I have had more than my fair share of bad health, I clarify that I am thankful for my current Good Health. I have Grace to thank for this condition. It is wonderful to wake up every morning and be well! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Small things in Life. Number Four.
( It’s going to look like the text from my grand kids.)
My husband making me 2 great cups of coffee every morning, sometimes in bed, most times. My cat Zildjian. He is the coolest cat. I tell him all the time. Thankful he didn’t die the day before Easter from eating the Easter lily on the kitchen table. My new electric blanket. I love, love that warm comfort. Sunny days. Bike rides. Shopping with my daughter. Driving past Lake Selmac everyday. The squirrels recently appearing at the feeder we bought last year. The birds entertaining me outside my window. Golden sunsets. Spring flowers, like beautiful primroses, yellow daffodils, red tulips and the flowering plum trees. They remind me winter is over and summer is on the way. I have a washer and dryer at home that work! Pandora radio. My Smart Phone. I have learned to love that thing. Money to pay my bills, especially my cell phone bill. Thankful I haven’t had to go out and get a real job for almost a year. Margaritas, Mikes Hard Cranberry Lemonade and take ‘n bake pizzas. Hair dye.
So that wasn’t so bad. I didn’t even break a sweat. I think I will try to incorporate this workout into my daily schedule.