Sunday, July 6, 2008

A Grateful Heart

Life is good, but oh so busy! I have tried to post several times in the last week, but everytime I do it sounds like one long laundry lists of complaints and poor-me's. As I was washing the dishes this afternoon this verse came to mind, In all things give thanks. 1 Thes. 5:18 So here it goes...

Thank you for...
Dirty dishes, because dirty dishes usually means full tummies.

Bickering girls, because if you wait 2o minutes almost assuredly you will have giggling girls.

The never empty dirty clothes hamper, while I may not have the latest fashion I always have something clean to wear.

Yardwork, because my girls have space to run and play.

Working in the summer, because I am able to provide for my family... and maybe even take them for a fun weekend away.

Hornet's nest under the eves of my house, because I get the chance to show that I can be a brave momma.

Outrageously priced gasoline, because I am staying home with my girls more than ever.

Bills to pay, because of those bills we have things like water, air-contitioning, heat and electricity.

Housework, because I am cleaning a more beautiful home than I could have ever imagined owning.

So these are a few things that I sometimes have trouble being thankful for, but there are also many things that I say thank you for quite easily...my family, my friends and most importantly my salvation.

Hmmm... that feels better. I think I have a few dishes to wash.

8 comments:

Everyday is a new day said...

That is great Auntie!! We all need to take the time and be thankful. I know I sometimes take forgranted things in life, sometimes i look at the negivitve instead of being thankful for what I have. Love you!! Crazy your just called our house as i am typing you!!

Jill said...

It is all in the perspective isn't it? Just like you depending on how I look at something can either make or break my mood. I guess that shows you how easily swayed I am ;o)

Carol said...

Great post Beth! I like how you even found a way to be thankful for the hornet nest! I missed seeing you and your girls tonight, but I did not have anywhere near as far to drive. With gas so high I think all of our families are getting more together time which is really cool =)

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

I love this post Beth! I too have many of the same things to be thankful for. I'm really impressed with the hornets nest though...you are one brave mom!

Wendi said...

I think I could relate to every thing on your list, except my would be ANTS instead of bees! but to be honest I dont know how I would be thankful for ants in my cupboards, and kitchen counters! Any ideas? Great post!

Carol said...

Hey Wendi, you could be thankful that the ants are a result of food in the cupboards which means you and your family have plenty to eat... ;) And you put on great BBQs and what's a BBQ without ants!?! ;)

Tricia said...

I think we're thinking alike this week Beth! I need to remind myself to be thankful for toys all over the house and dirty kitchen floors because the toys reminds me there are children in the house and the dirty floors that there are children in the house! Much to be thankful for!

Carol said...

Just wanted to let you know that lots of us are praying for Kate's surgery tomorrow and that her Mommy will have a peaceful heart too! ;) Love ya Beth!