Saturday, December 20, 2014

Day 21: Mission Accomplished!

Yes, it is day 21 and I successfully posted every day with three things for which I am thankful! So here are my final items to share:

  • My kids and I are officially on Christmas break; all the assignments are done and graded. I am thankful for this break and looking forward to a couple of weeks without school commitments.
  • From time to time I enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles, and today was one of those days. We have a cute Peanuts Christmas puzzle which I started last night and finished today. I am thankful for some quiet relaxation time doing a puzzle on this rainy day - a much better choice than navigating the mall!
  • My family and I are about to watch another Christmas movie this evening and I am once again thankful for that time we can have together.
 Praying you have a blessed and thankful Christmas!


Friday, December 19, 2014

Day 20: Becoming a Habit...?

Well, my discipline of giving thanks for at least three things each day is drawing towards a close, and with two days to complete my goal of 21 days of being thankful I believe that it is becoming a habit for me. Even on the days which seem uneventful and I normally wouldn't look for reasons to be thankful, I am doing that now. However, I could see myself slipping back into my old ways if I don't consciously continue to make the effort to give thanks. Even though I won't continue to post my daily thanks, I will endeavor to be thankful on a daily basis.

  • Yesterday my daughter couldn't find her glasses, she was pretty sure she had them when we left church on Wednesday evening but couldn't remember having them after that point. We looked everywhere around the house and especially in her room. I even called the church to see if they had been turned in. I was starting to worry because we really don't have the money to replace them for her at this time, and she needs them. This afternoon I found them in my car, praise the Lord! We were both so happy for her to have them back again.
  • My husband and son went today to assist my sister in law with packing up her apartment to move. I am thankful that they were able to help her out with this and it didn't take them too long.
  • A friend of mine had surgery today and I have been praying for her, I just got a brief update that the surgery went well and she seems to be noticing relief of her symptoms. I am thankful for a successful surgery for her.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Day 19: Growing Up

You've heard it said many times before that your children will grow up so fast, so enjoy them while you have them. It's true, even though my kids are still at home the reality that I may only have them living with us for a few more years hits me hard from time to time. This was one of those days. My son went through his orientation at the college today and will begin classes in January. When he mentioned he'd like to move into his own place when he is 18 it made me sad because that's not too far in the future.

So, choosing to be thankful......

  • I am thankful for each year, day, moment I have had and have with each of my kids. They are both wonderful youth, growing into adults. I am proud of them and excited for their accomplishments, their opportunities and their potential.
  • I am thankful that God is sovereign, He knows me and my needs and will provide because He is faithful and good, and He loves me.
  • Last night I slept through the night for the first time in I don't know how long. I am so thankful for that especially because I have been sick for 3 weeks now, so a good night sleep helped me to feel stronger today.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Day 18: No Catastrophes!

I guess I can say that today was a pretty good day because there were no major problems! Yay! Sorry..... it just seems like I've been sharing all the things which  have been going wrong so I should be thankful when things go right!

  • I am thankful that my washer worked properly today, my car didn't encounter any new issues, and my husband's truck seemed to run ok.
  • God reminds and convicts me of areas in which I need to grow as a christian. I am thankful for this even though sometimes His correction is hard to receive.
  • This evening was our last AWANA club before Christmas break;my daughter's group performed a skit for the younger ages and I am thankful for each of those youth and their hearts to serve the Lord.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Day 17: Persevering

It definitely feels like we are experiencing spiritual attack; one thing after another seems to go wrong or challenge us. Today it was a problem with my husband's truck, and a problem with my washing machine.

  • I am thankful that when my husband took his truck into the repair shop we use, the manager took care of him at no cost! They couldn't duplicate the problem he had but it is running ok at the moment.
  • My son has a friend over to hang out with him today and tomorrow. I am thankful for him to have this time with his friend
  • My daughter and I had fun playing scrabble this evening, I am thankful for time to enjoy relaxing and enjoying her company.