Thursday, January 16, 2014

Being Thankful!

The Grandmother's BibleThis morning my devotion in my Grandmother's Bible was written by Sheila Walsh and was about being a person who will "Say Thank You for Little Things". She wrote, "Giving thanks does wonders for my soul. It refocuses me on what's really important so instead of dwelling on the fact my son just tried to flush my new pale blue suede pumps down the toilet, I can celebrate the gift of a child when so many arms are empty. Marcus Aurelius, a first-century Roman emperor, wrote the most important things a man can choose is how he thinks. We can dwell every day on the things which are not working and let them drag us down, or we can thank God for the simple gifts of grace He gives us every day if we have a heart to see them.  Whether our 'thank you's' are momentary, intentional pauses in the midst of a hectic day, thank you notes to God for His many blessings, or lengthy discourses of His grace, cultivating an attitude of gratitude will remind us of the truth which undergirds our lives: 'For the LORD is good and His love endures forever, His faithfulness continues through all generations.' (Psalm 100:5)"

What are you thankful for? God is Good, His love lasts forever and His faithfulness to me and my family is something I will never cease to be thankful for! I'm thankful for my amazing husband, the wonderful daughter, son and daughter-in-law and incredible grandsons, all of whom God has gifted my life with! No matter what else happens in life, I can always stop and be so very thankful for theses gifts . . . what more do I need?

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