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