I thought a year of thankfulness would be thinking about all the things I'm thankful for. Don't get me wrong I have done a lot of that and it is good for the soul, but what I have found that is even better is expressing thankfulness! Since January I have went through almost 50 thank you cards. It has been such a blessing to me to express thankfulness. To tell someone thank you is not just to bless them but to be blessed by them. You recognize their hard work, or sacrifice, or kindness, or sweetness, etc, etc.... You take your eyes off yourself long enough to see someone, the world around you, the people around you.
This is not how I expected to be spending a year of thankfulness but I am so excited about it!
This week in particular though I find myself extra thankful for my "stuff", for my family, for my circumstances, for what God is doing around me, in me, through me... And after a long hard winter (this girl is not a fan) I am so thankful for spring, new life, sunshine, and the beauty of the outdoors. I mean God clearly made me for the sun! I could be one of those weirdos (sorry to offend anyone, lol) who sits out and meditates in the sunshine to get energy.. this is me! I am thankful for a new opportunity to move to KS and be close to our encouraging loving family, a community of family that will help us raise our children and live life together! I am just overflowing with thankfulness.
If there was any way to cure a bad mood, or depression, or selfishness, it would be thankfulness! So tell someone thank you today, take the time to write a card, or to tell the Lord thank you for how He has blessed you!
And thank you all for reading this sporadic blog from this crazy mom :) #weareallalittlecrazyright
did I mention I'm thankful for spring?
ya beyond thankful!!
and these two cute kids of course
Prayers and Blessings,