|My niece Kristin|
To embrace gratitude, I need to be thankful day by day.
My natural self wants to know the future. I'd like a detailed plan, if you please. Where is this road taking me?
But in hindsight, I'm glad that I didn't know in advance all that I would have to go through these past few years. I might have been tempted to run for the hills.
Something that God has taught me through my trials is to take His hand and trust Him. This has been so very difficult for me to do. Yes, I know He is trustworthy. But walking by faith when life seems so uncertain?
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10
I have that Scripture laminated and sitting right in front of me as I sit at my computer. You see, I need to be reminded. My emotions often get in the way of what I know to be true. But God is teaching me through the trials and slowly ...I am learning.
As I write down my everyday blessings, I realize that God is with me through it all.
I never thought I would have to return to the workforce after 'retiring' from my nursing career ten years ago. But taking a job in a private school working with little children has been just what I needed during this time in my life. I love children and was unable to have any of my own.
God blesses me each day with LOTS of little ones.
#183 Being greeted with smiles and "Hi Miss Debbie" by many little children when I step onto the grounds of our school
#184 Children smiling and posing when they see Miss Debbie with her camera
#185 A clean and more organized place to live after Greg and I spent time this weekend working hard
#186 Enjoying many of the blog posts of those participating in the October 31 Days Series.
#187 Having fun with Pinterest (you must check this site out soon)
#188 Organizing my recipes on Pinterest.
#189 I've lost 10 pounds since I cut back on my calories.
#190 My clothes fit me better. :)
#191 One more week until fall break
#192 My brother-in-law shared his frequent flyer miles with me and I'm going to Florida for a few days during fall break to visit my family
#193 I am so blessed with good friends.
#194 I am blessed to be working with a wonderful co-worker Heidi.
So have I convinced you to begin writing down and counting your everyday blessings?
Will you make the choice to embrace gratitude?
I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Mondays.