Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Slow down........................

Thanksgiving is getting so close, I can taste the cranberry sauce.
And I just started to think about everything I do have to be thankful for. Sometimes I admit that I get caught up wanting more, wanting something else, and even envy other peoples STUFF.
It's just material STUFF and it is NOT what matters the most.
I am so thankful for God's blessings and I forget to count those sometimes and give God the glory for his everyday works in my life.
As our world changes, as our human leadership changes, as times get tougher, I am trying to SLOW DOWN and listen to God. And right now, I think he is telling me to be silent, be still, and appreciate what he has given me and entrusted to me.
I am so thankful for my two beautiful little girls that God has given to me to take care of.
I am so thankful for my husband who is my ROCK, my best friend, and my sounding board....God really knew what he was doing when he put Chad in my path.
I am so thankful for my family. My parents are so helpful and such a constant in my life. My little sister always has my back...even if we pick each other to death, we still love each other like crazy.
I am so thankful for a comfortable home, a church that feels like home, friends who surpass all expectations every single time.
I am so thankful for the little things....my daughter's laughing together, the gifts of vision and hearing to take in this great, big world God has given to us, health, hilarity to get through the tough times, God's promise of eternity for those who believe.
What an amazing promise......now that's something to be thankful for.
I encourage everyone to take a moment and look around you....you'll notice blessings piled up everywhere!
God Bless all of ya'll. I love you all!

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

What a great post! God is SO good. We are definitely blessed.

Laurie said...

Hey girl...did ya'll find anything last night?? I am so going to have to put in some extra hours...we did get the sectional and chair. We were there three hours...we just could not decide!! Good seeing you guys..take care!