Friday, October 21, 2011


This morning, I wake up thankful.  As of lately, in order to get out of my funk (if you will), I have committed to being thankful for those things I have, and even more thankful for the little things I take for granted daily.  You see, I have grown to learn that being "happy" and being thankful is a choice.  We have a choice to get off our pity party and learn to be joyful and find happiness in life, even if all you can see are the small things.  I will admit, just by doing this and DECIDING to be in a good mood and be thankful, I have in fact, been much more uplifted.  I have been reminded of exactly how blessed I am, and even in those "down times", I have been reminded that I am growing if I allow God to use me during this time.  :)

So... here is what I am thankful for today [in no particular order]

... thankful for my LOVING God, who holds me and cradles me when I feel useless, empty and alone.

... thankful for a roof over my head, food on our table, and heat/air that works.

... thankful for a husband who loves the Lord, and seeks Him daily.  Even though he isn't perfect, he has truly been a blessing from the Lord in my life.

... thankful for this beautiful little girl that brightens my day, smiles constantly and reminds you how short life really is.  She is a constant reminders that I should live with that child-like faith, and brush off the small stuff.

... thankful for my parents.  They help us with Katherine Grace so much so that I can still work, and they have been supportive of us on the weekends when we have to photograph a wedding.

... thankful for the people with whom God has placed in my life for encouragement, wise counsel and a loving ear to listen to my ramblings.

... thankful for clarity during a trying time.  For the love and completeness I feel when I seek a God so great!  For understanding when I seek Him.

.... thankful for living in a place where I can worship freely.

... thankful for coffee.  ;)

What are you thankful for?  Still praying daily about some things, excited to see how God will use us.

Until then... Brantley

1 comment:

Anna said...

I'm thankful for your honesty and for reminding me that we are given so much. Taking the time in the day to look for tiny blessings in my life nakes me realize how much He truly loves me. He showers us with gifts all day, yet I hardly notice them unless I purposefully look.