Over a year ago, after reading Ann @ Holy Experience on Thankful Lists, I began purposely looking at the world through new eyes. Shortly there after I also began my blog because I truly desire to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. During these summer months when busy days have overtaken hubby and I, I have forgotten to stop, look and listen to the all that my Lord has blessed me with. Mind you, I am grateful for all the blessings but haven't slowed down enough lately. Today while reading Ann's post on her daughter's gratitude list it blessed my spirit and made me sit a bit longer and reflect on all the Lord has done for me. Somehow writing it down though makes it last a little longer in my memory and helps me to really cultivate a thankful heart.
So ladies, even though it isn't Thursday these are just a few of the things I'm grateful for today.
For the Lord's saving grace, His redeeming me and restoring me to Himself. For His word and His presence.
For life, waking up each day with a relatively healthy body.
For my dear sweet hubby who loves me patiently even at those times I drive him crazy. For 31 years of marriage, sanctified by the Lord.
For my incredible daughters, the wonderful women, wives and mothers they are and most of all for their love, encouragement and friendship with me.
For the sons of my heart-what incredible godly men my girls are blessed with; with how devoted they are to their wives and to their children.
For all my wonderful grandkids-for those to come as well. They are the joy of my heart, make me sing and laugh and stay young. Grow strong in the Lord! I'm thankful that both families have chosen to homeschool.
For my brother and his wife-"sister of my heart" and the promise of spending Thanksgiving with them here.
For friends and family who have so enriched my life.
For bloggy friends who bless me daily with their writings and also their comments on mine. May our Lord richly bless you as you seek Him.
For the hint of Autumn in the air these days.
Have a joyous and thankful day....
until we meet again. Noreen
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