Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Thankful Thursday - February 5

Before I started writing this post I read a few of the Thankful Thursdays that have already been written and posted by others. Did you realize that there are so many things to be thankful for that it's hard to actually get them all down? A lot of the time (most of the time) I take things for granted. I forget that God gives me life and that I depend on Him for the very breath I breathe. I forget that my children are gifts from that same God and that there is a divine purpose for each of their lives. I need to be reminded sometimes of what I've been given. And I need to forget about what I consider to be negative aspects of life.

So this week I'm thankful for:

  • My children and for the freedom to teach them at home without government interference. I often take 5 blessings for granted.
  • My home with indoor plumbing and heat. For food and clothing. For clean water to drink.
  • Our state income tax refund which has already arrived. The Lord knows when we need things and doesn't ever give us something too early or too late.
  • My writing ability. After taking a couple of years break from my freelance career, I'm encouraged. I sold a story last week and it's only in answer to prayer. God gives me my talents and abilities and I give Him the praise for that.
  • For a break in the snow. Yes, a break in the snow. We've had storm after storm up here this winter but for the past several days we've seen blue sky. Before we know it, the snow will melt and gardens will be planted and growing.
Most of all I'm thankful for the faith that has kept me going for the past 26 years. I can't imagine where I'd be today without it.

To be flooded with great thankful lists, visit Grace Alone.


Denise said...

Such precious blessings, thanks for sharing.

Rocks said...

Hi Rita! I so agree with your number 3 list :) God knows what we need, where and when we need them! He is so AMAZING!!

Beth in NC said...

That is a sweet list! We are so blessed!

Have a wonderful Thursday!

LAURIE said...

What a wonderful list of Thanks this week, you are right I am amazed at how each week as I participate in this awesome ministry that I have not yet run out of things to give thanks for. We are certainly a blessed people. Happy TT! -Laurie

FromThe Creek said...

Yeah on the sale of your story...and praying it will lead to more!

Wonderful TT list!

Tammy said...

What a great list of true we take so many things for granted but there are so many blessings which to be grateful for...

Grammy said...

Hi Rita, Family and friends are # 1 in blessings. Thank you for being my new friend.

Laurie Ann said...

What a great list of blessings! I'm so glad you shared them. Happy Thankful Thursday.

Sweet Blessings said...

Wow! Selling a story-that's wonderful! I was thining about how wonderful electricity was this week. We homescholl too-yes, truly that is a blessing! Happy Thursday to you! Amanda:)

Sarah Jewel said...

Wonderful blessings!!

June said...

Rita, I too am thankful for in
door plumbing. I would hate to go
to the out house in 18 degree
weather. Happy TT June

June said...

Rita, I too am thankful for in door plumbing. Congt on your new
story. Happy TT June

Marsha said...

Oh you are so right! We could say Thank You all day if we were in the right frame of mind. Every breath is a gift. Having electricity - a gift. I think about the hymn The Love of God - "Could we with ink the ocean filled and were the sky of parchment made, were every stalk on earth a quill and every man a scribe by trade; To write the Love of God above would drain the ocean dry, nor could the scroll contain the whole though stretched from sky to sky."

Have a blessed weekend with those you love.

milet said...

agree with you. sometimes we take for granted those little things. but its nice to take notice of them.

be blessed!

thanks for dropping by my BTT!