|Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours. God bless.|
Sunday, November 24, 2013
A dear lady and friend, has issued a challenge for our church. She bought, everyone, simple little bracelets and asked that we use them to remind us not to complain for 30 days. Boy did this hit home. I don't like to complain, however, with all the pain I am in on a daily basis and our immediate and extended families constantly bickering and making foolish choices, it is very difficult not to complain. I took the bracelet and the challenge. I will wear it all the time, every where I go.
As I was thinking about this challenge, I came to the conclusion that there are lots of areas where I need work. I need to remember what I was taught about speaking ill of someone. "If you can't say something good, don't say anything at all". I heard that all of my childhood. Somehow it is very easy to forget that. I will need a bracelet for that.
Then I thought about all the negative, that goes through my mind, every day. I need to replace the negative with positive thoughts and always look for the good in every situation, and then thank God for it... Yes, I will need a bracelet for that, as well.
Oh and as I sit here writing this post, I thought about the many times I have intended to pray for someone, or tell someone about Jesus, and forgot to do it. There should be nothing more important than sharing the Gospel with a person who doesn't know him or lifting a friend or family member up in prayer, when they are sick, hurting, struggling, or simply having a bad day. Don't we expect others to pray for us when we are dealing with these things? I will definitely need a bracelet for this.
By this time, I realize I will have an arm full of bracelets...maybe both arms. There are many areas, in my life, that I need to work on, other than the ones I wrote about... A lot! I am taking this bracelet challenge very seriously. I want to win!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
I am thankful for my sisters and brother. They definitely made life interesting! I wish I had a picture of all of them so I could post it here. I live so far from them and rarely get to visit. Sometimes I wish we all lived closer but most of the time I'm glad we don't. LoL... just kidding! I do miss them all terribly.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
My "job" is not really a job. I keep my grand daughter while her parents work. I have since she was born. She is high spirited, funny, and a bit sassy! My other "job" is taking care of our home and being a help meet, to my husband. I do not consider any of this a job. It is what I do. It is what I love. These "jobs" are my life and I am blessed!
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Today, I am thankful for all my animals. They are always excited to see me. They love me unconditionally. They do not judge me or always tell me that I am wrong. I am not threatened by them. My animals calm my mind. Their needs, nurture my spirit.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
I see, and participate in, the Month of Gratitude, every year. This year I decided to do it a bit differently. Every day will have a specific thing to be thankful for. Take a picture of something that represents the word, on the corresponding date, and then post it. Then explain why you are thankful for that particular item.
I hope that explains it well enough. Please feel free to join in. I would love to see your Month of Gratitude posts.