Monday, June 28, 2010
Multitude Monday--Gratitude and Thankfulness when I don't feel like it
I've been following Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience for several months now and I'm always challenged by what she shares. Today she spoke of losing our culture as believers and shared that her husband--the Farmer--said he thinks he lost the culture of his family when his parents didn't teach him the language. Today, I've had a bad attitude. My husband is traveling. I was violently ill with a stomach bug Saturday night and still feel a bit tired and achy. My kids didn't get enough sleep over the weekend b/c of a sweet cousins wedding, thus they have been a bit on the cranky side today. Those were my excuses, but frankly, there are so many, many things that I have to be thankful for today and I need to ditch my self-pity and exchange it for gratitude. I need to teach my kids the language of our Savior and it doesn't include self-pity or complaining. So, I'm joining Ann and many others in Multitude Monday and sharing things that I'm thankful for today:
#1 a gorgeous sunset outside my window
#2 a husband that calls at least once a day when he's out of town
#3 two precious little boys that I get to take care of daily
#4 air conditioning and cool house for this pregnant mama
#5 precious family that calls to send birthday wishes
#6 a toddler that seems to actually be understanding potty training
#7 a Heavenly Father who loves me too much to let me wallow
#8 wonderful women who come to study the Bible with me weekly
#9 fresh fruit in the summer time
#10 a compassionate 4 year old who wants to help take care of me when I'm not feeling well
#11 family that is moving closer soon (Lord-willing)
#12 beautiful weather that's perfect for little boys who have way too much energy for their mama!
#13 cereal (and various other foods) for that craving I get every night around now!
there are more and I will come back and add to this next Monday.