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Friday, May 24, 2013

Thankful

This blog was started for me to reflect on life events whether they be significant or not.  I think a lot but don't voice my thoughts much.  Writing is an easier way to share my reflections on events whether they are significant or just silly things that happen.  If you look through my blog history you will find posts on childhood memories, dreams, preposterous trips, and heart touching stories about my children.  

Before drifting off for the night I felt the urge to reflect on how thankful I am.  It is the type of thankful that you just want to yell from a rooftop.  I want to laugh and cry at the same time.  I want to hug my family tight and tell them I love them.  Continuously I thank God for the good in my life and pray for continued blessings. 

Why so thankful tonight?  Life can change so quickly.  There are times that stress creeps through my body causing me to want to run from everyday problems.  I must remember that our problems are small compared to the monstrous issues plaguing our country, state, and even my friends.  My heart breaks for those that are going through times of trial and I pray that they find a way to carry on.  My heart sank tonight as I connected with an old friend who's son had his first chemo treatment today. I cannot even wrap my mind around what it must be like to watch your child endure such a thing.  Sure makes not having much money or having to move your classroom seem trivial.  

I write this to remind my readers to take the time to be thankful.  Look at the good in your life and thank God for all that He has given you.  I think a lot of people get so caught up in their daily stresses that they forget to look at the whole picture and just focus on where they would like their life to be rather than where it is.  Tonight while I'm trying to fall asleep rather than worrying about how to pay the bills or how much sleep I will miss or if the kids will get along tomorrow I think about all the good in my life and enjoy the moment.  


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