Yesterday we heard a message in church about being thankful. I considered myself a thankful person, but after hearing this, it really had me reflecting the state of my heart.
The pastor gave an example phrase that people often use: "if only i had ____ , then I'd be happy" Fill in the blank. A new car. A better job. A bigger house. A lot of money. Nick and I chuckled because I have totally said this exact phrase to him. If only I had a store, then I'd be happy. If only I could travel wherever/whenever I wanted, then I'd be happy. If only Nick & I could start a business together, then I'd be happy. Hmm. But would it ever be enough? Even if I got all those things I think would make me happy, would I truly be happy? Probably not. I'd probably want even more. A lot of it is related to being content. If I'm not truly content, I find myself complaining about things in life, which is silly because I have so much to be thankful for. I don't want to be an ungrateful person or be someone who constantly compares and complains.
Anyway, he told us at the start of November, he writes down 10 things he is thankful for each day. a little challenge to himself, and none of them are repeated. 10 things a day! Hmm. I was kind of stumped because I thought to myself, that is a lot of things to come up with, hehe. But I was a little embarrassed and ashamed because surely there is so much to be grateful for in my life.
So for today and the rest of the week, I'm taking up the challenge and writing 10 different things I am thankful for. Feel free to join in, I'd love to hear the things you're thankful for! Or post on your own blog. Here are my 10 things I am thankful for today. in no particular order.. :)
2) my husband
4) my mom
5) my brother
9) oh, hello friend
Hm, my first list today may be a little general/cliche..but I am thankful for them. Well, this week I am really going to reflect on things I take for granted everyday. Things I should be truly grateful for. What are you thankful for today friend?
thanks to sixth & main for the beautiful graphic above!