Grateful-thinking beyond the obvious!


I was thinking today about what I’m grateful for, another prompt from my Christmas Journal Class and at first my mind went to the same thing it always does, the kids, my job, good health, my great husband, my family in Casey County, my faith-but then I started thinking deeper and I realized I have so much to be thankful for.  This past year I had a great night with my best friend from highschool Gina-(pic is her rotten little sister who got to meet the hunk of burning love) we went to a Toby Keith Concert.  I think we were fourteen when we met and now at 41 I still feel that same connection to her, that’s a blessing.  Or how about being thankful that last weekend I was able to eat pizza with my dad, my daughter, my three aunts and cousins at my Aunt Jeanette’s house, no holiday, no one died we just got together and hung out, it was great!  How about how grateful I am that I have a husband that will have a big pot of chili waiting for me after I worked all day on a Saturday and came home wet and cold from bad weather.  Or even more imporantly how about being grateful for a loving God who helped me process a big decision this week, a decision that I feel I handled with grace and compassion when a few years ago I would have been a raving maniac.  Of course I’m grateful for the kids, my husband etc., but I’m most grateful that I’ve grown as a human being and try to show love and kindness whenever I can.

About Michelle

I started my blog as a way to connect with other paper crafters and of course it has gone a totally different direction. I've been able to share my experience as a mother, my hurt and disappointments over not having a relationship with my maternal unit, my walk with God and how knowing Him has changed me and continues to help me grow into the person I strive to be......
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1 Response to Grateful-thinking beyond the obvious!

  1. You have so many wonderful things to be thankful for. I love the idea of your Christmas Journal. and WOW… cool of your friend’s litle sister to meet Toby! I love that Oklahoma Man!! Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a Merry Christmas!! ~Stacy

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