Thursday, April 4, 2013

Need A Change Of Attitude

I thought today might be a good day to stop and count my blessings. I need an attitude adjustment, I know I have been more aware of what is wrong in my life than what I have to be thankful for.

give thanks in all circumstances for this is Gods will for you in Christ Jesus   1Thessalonians 5:18 

For these things I am thankful

The nice hot shower this morning that soothed this not so young body

For my husband....my biggest supporter and encourager

For the delay of anticipated furlough of husband's job

For sleeping babies with dirty faces (I should have wiped the peanut butter off before she fell asleep)

For daffodils in the garden, enough to bring inside and brighten my table

For a physician that was so kind to Sweet Lady. Even though she was busy, she took time to listen to her stories of days long ago

For technology that helps keep me connected to family and friends, we were getting ready to do face time in above photo

For Missy Miss who has grown so much this winter. She is such a help with the children when they come to visit and is a willing student of about anything I want to teach her

For faithful friends that will call or text just because they were thinking of me...I need to do better at that  myself. 

For the smell of hyacinths, one of my favorites

For being able to have a couple of days away, and to be able to have time to see family and friends

For God's care in my life, for his mercies which his word says are never ending and are new each morning, it is hard for me to comprehend this but I am thankful for it.

I am thankful that HIS strength is made perfect in my weakness

As I have been writing this list I have become acutely aware of ALL I have to be thankful for. Thank you Lord for working in my heart even now,  cultivate in me a more grateful attitude


Debbie said...

This was a great post and something I really did need to hear tonight so thank you for posting it. I don't know how it is I forget this so much. If you look for the hardships and trouble in life you will ALWAYS find them, but the blessings are right there too. So we need to set are minds on them huh? Great reminder!

Debbie said...

I have need of the same attitude adjustment. For me, it's that I have been focusing on all that is happening in the lives of some dear friends. Funny how even focusing on the woes of others can get you down. I, too, need a fresh gratitude stream to flow. Loved yours.

Debbie said...

Oh, and the peanut butter face made the sight all the sweeter to me. I'm glad you didn't wash the face!

Vee said...

Oh how gently you shared this...needed to read this today. Blessings to you...

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a splendid list of things to be thankful for.

no spring chicken said...

Always, when I stop and send my gratitude to God I am reminded of how much I have to be thankful for. Sometimes it's easy to let the cares and burdens weigh us down and we just need to readjust our focus and... look up! :)

Blessings, Debbie

camp and cottage living said...

If we try to name our blessing one by one we would see a very long list indeed!
The Lord loves a heart of gratitude and you have one, Maryann.

Camille said...

Beautiful Maryann...all of it! It's such a blessing to notice all the things that HE gives, isn't it?

With love,