Via I am prideful. It hurts my pride just to say it out loud. That’s the thing about pride; I don’t want to admit it. Pride makes me feel like I am above it all and tells me that I’m doing just fine. In addition, it assures me that I’m much better than the other [...]
“God gave you the gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you”? – William A. Ward
I said “thank you” to the barista girl who handed me my Mocha Latte through the drive-thru window. I said “thank you” to the friend who stopped me at church to compliment my new ‘do. I said “thank you” to the young man at the checkout who told me to “have a nice day”. I said “thank you” to the stranger who held the door.
Maybe you do use a good number of those 86,400 seconds each day to say “thank you”.
But, when is that last time you said it to your spouse?
i love that being a Christian automatically gives me hope & comfort & peace. hope in a future. hope in our lives. hope for our family. hope in His coming. hope in His timing.
as we near the end of another year i reflect on the year as a whole…
i am now 29
I am currently 34 weeks pregnant with my last baby and first baby boy. I have two wonderful girls, one is almost 7 and the other is 3 and a half. When we decided to try again it was with the hope we would be able to add one more, healthy child to our family. Sure we were hopeful for a boy, but we would have been happy with another girl. I have enjoyed raising my girls so much. We had decided that no matter what this would be our last child, so boy or girl, we would be done. We had tried for a boy with our last girl, well obviously that didn’t happen, but I was so glad in the end that she was a girl, because she has been so wonderful ~ not to mention we already had all the girl stuff!
I work in a nursing home. Every person I work with is a reminder of how short our lives are. It can be really depressing…seeing the those who are left there…forgotten…alone. Demented, crippled, widowed, lonely. It is so easy to think of how horrible it must be…to be one of them. To be old. To [...]
Six years ago I was substitute teaching in a district with no elementary jobs and three years of this routine behind me. I was tired of getting awoken to the phone ringing at 6 am asking me to work. After six years of college and a masters degree behind me, I was frustrated there was no work. Of course my husband and I could have moved. He was, and still is, self employed with an internet business,MyDigitalDiscount, and I had a teaching degree. Why not move? My entire family lives in our town. It meant more to be with them than relocating and starting a new career. So, I pushed on and continued to sub.
How easy it is to start a list of everything I am thankful for. As I continue to read through 1000 Gifts, I add another page to my list day by day. Knowing this day to post my thankfulness is coming quickly, I have been searching for words to write the perfect post. Not as easy as I thought.
God humors me. my sweet daughter is sweet BUT strong-headed, wild personality, excited about everything – even in the middle of the night. i had the Marine Corps Ball this weekend… … which means: very little sleep for me. i need sleep. like, at least 8 hours of sleep or i greet the morning with [...]
This list will be boring. It will be something you can probably all relate to, and won’t be ground-breaking. But I think it’s so important to thank God for the things we wake up to every single day – the things we assume we will be waking up to tomorrow, too: