If you're anything like me = a human. Then I believe being thankful is an art. One that takes work, not always is it a gift. Though at times, I've been graced w/thanfulness.....mostly I must cultivate it. I am truly grateful for my family....there are some things that don't take lots of work to be thankful and know we are blessed. I find more my struggle is the everyday stuff. Like thankful for a body that works, instead of thinking of how much I 'should' be trying to work out, etc.....I think having kids helps give a better perscpective on self image than our CA overly body aware state.
O.K. back to being thankful.
I just started thinking of things that I love. Can't help but list the beautiful trees that surround my county. I am just amazed at God's awesomeness every day I drive in this county. The colors, the light reflecting off the new changed colors, even the pink coming in my house off the Japanese Maple out my window.
How I love Fall trees, French Press Coffee, Pumpkin scones (lots of them), home made sourdough bread, boys who run, jump and play, boys who want to be hugged (when I'm busy), family who loves me, phone calls, facebook (I know, some think a copout from reality, but I find it's a connection), being healthy, a husband who loves to cuddle (and can fall asleep in less than 30 secs), boys who can't stop talking (don't know who's side they got that from), changing kitty litter (ok, that's more of an extrenal one, my boys think I love it, but really, not so much), a home to live in, a fire to start every day (and keep going), a washing machine (working on being thankful to fold it all), a Country where we are Free, and Freedom in God....well, just a thankful post because I am.
I find it gets fun to list all you're thankful for......we do it w/our kids at night and growing up we did it. Sometimes my list is all I know I should be grateful for (when I'm having a bad attitude)....and usually my heart starts to change when my focus changes.....it's kind of fun to watch the morph......
Hope you're enjoying Fall (you can't tell it's one of my favorite seasons)~!