Oh dear. I didn't write my thankful post yesterday. I sat down to do it when we had some late, unexpected company. Which happens to be one of the things I am thankful for!! I love that I have friends, who are also neighbors, that feel comfortable coming over whenever the lights are on! That's just how we roll.
I am thankful for Sundays. Although many Sunday mornings I wish I could just sleep in, I always feel refreshed and full after corporate worship with other believers.
I am thankful that we are blessed enough to be able to offer meals to those who have a need. A friend of mine (actually 3 friends of mine) have all recently lost their grandmothers. I love that we were able to show love to some of them by providing a meal for their family.
I am thankful for hunting season when, on the weekeknds, I am home with the kiddos while Big Daddy is off doing his manly- whatever. I guess I am not actually thankful for being alone with the kids, but read on. You'll understand. Yesterday afternoon and evening, our kitchen was turned into deer processing central. While it is messy and time consuming, I am thankful for the wonderful meat it provides our family which lasts all year. Or sometimes even longer, depending on the kind of year Big Daddy has had :).
Although I am not a morning person, I do love mornings. Why? I am so glad you asked. Lamentations 3:22-23 says "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." I am overwhelmingly thankful for the Lord's mercies. The past couple of days have been hard. I have felt a little burnt out with my job. I have let the mundane aspect of everyday life take over and let it get me down. It's verses like these and a new Monday morning that bring me and my spirit a renewed joy- even in the mundane.
Which, by the way, is what I need to get back to- thankfully (I think).