Sometimes it amazes me how often I think thoughts or even worse, vocalize thoughts of ungratefulness. I mean, come on. God has given me such abundant life. Why do I continually decide that it’s not enough?
I am in goal making season, which for some might sound weird but I think it’s the engrained school year in me…I like to evaluate life as I step into each Fall. Of course, I have high hopes- with possibly a little more time on my hands I plan to get back into cooking more and cleaning more and working out regularly. I want to spend time alone with Jesus more consistently and create art more often.
But today I realized what I must really set my mind to. Thankfulness. I can’t stop naming all the reasons I can be grateful…and that should never end. My number one goal in this new season is to wake up each morning and name ten things I am thankful for…every single day. Each time I think like this, I’m left with a big fat WHOA- who. am. I. to. be. blessed. like. this?!?! And I just don’t want to lose sight of that reality- the wow factor of God’s goodness in my life.
In about two weeks the whole waking up part is gonna get a bit harder. Josiah is starting kindergarten and 7am will be a permanent alarm clock set on my phone. But I hope that this focus towards gratefulness will snap me into a smile, along with a nice cup of coffee I imagine. To begin each day in awe of my Creator and favorite Friend…I don’t see how it could hurt.
What are you thankful for?