"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Thursday, November 10, 2011
When you think of the blessings in your life, what does that mental picture look like? Every morning when I open my eyes, I thank the Lord for His love and who He is. I am thankful not only for life, but abundant life.
This morning I am thankful for Blueberry Jam with real whole blueberries in it; I'm thankful for fresh fruit and good food. When you think of how many people around the world, around our nation, around our state, that go to sleep hungry each night, it stops me from complaining. I am thankful that although I do have some aches occasionally, I am not critically ill or fighting something awful like cancer. I am thankful that although retirement hasn't exactly been what we initially thought, we are more secure than many folks.
When I was younger, I always looked at the glass half empty but once I determined to have an attitude of gratitude, I began to give thanks for those things that weren't quite what I hoped for-it made such a difference in my attitude and outlook.
Today Laurie at http://womentakingastand.blogspot.com is our hostess; if you need to be encouraged stop by and read her post.
As always, it's all about Him. Noreen
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 38 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 39 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.