With Thanksgiving still in the air, I’m feeling pretty grateful today. I have nothing to complain about. I have a great husband who takes care of me, three amazing kids who are growing way too fast, a job I love doing, financial stability (which has been a long time in the coming), a life where I pretty much get to do whatever I want whenever I want, my health, my family, two dogs, four cats, a couple of fish, a nice home, vehicles than run, and I have God and I have Jesus.
On Friday, I got food poisoning from Thanksgiving leftovers. Luckily, it was over in a few hours, but none of it was fun. It hurt. I hurt. It was exceedingly unpleasant.
It reminded me to be grateful for my health. I can run. I can walk. I can move around easily. My body is healthy. I have no ailments to speak of. I can do lots of things others cannot.
Today, what are you grateful for? Do what I did and make a list of all of your blessings in your life at this moment. It can be as simple as a steaming hot cup of coffee, a few hours away from the kids, a perfect, quiet morning just you and God and the cats who fight over your lap, or it can be for bigger things like a new home, a new job, or a new beginning, or a new love.
On Friday, I was grateful for indoor toilets, running water, and a hot bath.
We are so very blessed. Remembering your blessings and thanking God for them will help you get through the silly irritations in life that have you in a tizzy.
One final note, I’m so very grateful for you all. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you who have donated to my blog. I’m humbled beyond words — and sometimes in tears — from your generosity. You all are my strength when I am weary at times. I can come here and pray for you. You all inspire me.
God bless one and all!
3 thoughts on “Coffee and God: Gratitude”
I don’t know where to start. I am 83 years old and I am healthy and have my husband of over 50 years which by his actions shows me he loves me every day. I was able to publish a book recently. We are not financially well off but always have had enough. When I think back at my long life and the times that he kept me and family safe even thought I offended Him it overwhelms me with love for Him. This is just the tip of the iceberg, I could go on and on.
Thank you Atoz for your blog
Nothing like being sick to make you grateful for good health! I’m glad your sickness passed quickly, I’m sorry you had to go through that!
I’m thankful for a good life. To list all the details of my gratitude would take an eternity but I often try to bring that gratitude to God whenever I think or feel it.
I hope you’re blessed with a wonderful holiday season- and good health of course! 😄
Glad you’re OK now, thank God for your life, you’re indeed a pencil in the hand of our Creator.
I’m grateful to God for my Mom who has been ill for over 3years, but to God be the Glory, she is healed.
I appreciate your prayers with me.