This is my second post in the series Living With a Thankful Heart.
I know I said this last week but giving thanks is not something that comes as naturally to me as it does for some, it is something I need (and want) to work on, especially knowing there is so much we have to be thankful for.
It is definitely easier to be thankful in the big things (like finally receiving that elusive adoption referral) but it can be hard to remember to be thankful in the day to day routine moments. It’s these moments and things that we so easily take for granted.
How often are you thankful for the water that comes out of the tap when you turn it on? It’s probably one of those things you take for granted until one day it doesn’t work. But we are supposed to be always be thankful.
Give thanks always and for everything
to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
This last week I kept a running list of the things I was thankful for, and tried to focus more on the little things:
* a husband willing to do the dishes (without me even asking)
* being able to sleep past 6:30am
* meals with family
* subbing days that mean more $$ in our adoption account
* a neighborhood with back alleys that make for great walks and photo backdrops
* getting a court date
. . . very One Thousand Gifts-esq
I found it easier to be thankful when I was intentionally thinking about it all week, so many small things I normally would have missed this week I noticed. I hope to continue keeping a list of the little things I am thankful for in hopes of beginning a habit of thankfulness for the little things.
Do you keep a list of things you are thankful for?
What are some little things that happened this week that you could put on the list?
You can view the entire Living With a Thankful Heart series here.
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