Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thanks


Let’s just say, for the record, and this could be any of us,  that, some days are really good, and some days are really, really good. And usually, for me, this is the case. So when I have darker days, and my creativity isn’t flowing, and I’d rather hide in a hidey hole than face a day or I’d rather devour my feelings than express them, or I’d rather wallow in self-pity than think of others before me, I just have to be grateful. Do you ever have days like this?

When it’s 90 degrees and I’m cranky miserable, I have to be thankful that it’s not 92 degrees…and I am thankful for hormone replacement therapy.
When I could eat a plate of deluxe nachos then stay up half the night with heartburn, I’m thankful for freshly cut asparagus and a nice lean steak.


And when I feel like I could sleep my afternoon away, I am grateful for Pioneer Woman Perfect Iced Coffee.

And when dullness takes over and loveliness eludes me, I am grateful for peonies.


And when I feel unlovable, I am thankful for babies.


And when I feel unloved, I am grateful for people who, no matter what, set me straight and love me anyway.

 
And when I feel I have nothing to give, I am thankful that the only thing that keeps me from giving is my own selfish desires, and not my ability or means.

And when darkness comes, I am thankful that there is no darkness that cannot be overcome by just being grateful.

I hope your week has been one of great joy in the small things, thankfulness in the midst of trials, and blessings during disadvantage.

"I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength." Phillipians 5:11-13

7 comments:

  1. Lynne, I am grateful to you for expressing this so beautifully. Hugs!!!

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  2. Life really is good, isn't it?

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  3. And thanks to you for posting this!
    I would love to follow you on pintrest if you don't mind.

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  4. Awwww, great post Lynne. WE are lucky to have loved ones who set us straight and love us to the bone eh?

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