Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thankful Thursday #17

I went to bed last night with a headache and when I woke up this morning it was not only still there but it was worse. One of my first thoughts was “I am definitely not feeling thankful today.” I am still not in the best of spirits but I figure just trying to jot down some what I am thankful from the week might help my attitude today.

1. New Furniture: We had new furniture (dresser and chest of drawers) for the boys delivered on Tuesday. This means that the baby changing table and chest of drawers have been moved into the baby’s room.
2. Baby: Baby Elisabeth seems to be doing everything on track so far. I had an appt yesterday and the doctor just kept saying over and over that everything is great. She is head down—and I am especially thankful for that!
3. Reminders that God’s grace is a gift. I have been concentrating on some verses in Ephesians this week (Ephesians 2). I am overwhelmed by the “incomparable riches of his grace” and the fact that God seats us in the “heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” (You might just should look these verses up yourself! It is so wonderful to remember what we are blessed with.)
4. Joy of Children: The boys got their Halloween costumes last night and the sheer joy on their faces as they put on their costumes gave me such delight. I love the excitement of pretending!
5. Words of Wisdom from the Kids: I am thankful to hear my children sharing words of wisdom (that they were taught from both momma and daddy). It is encouraging to see that everything doesn’t go in one ear and out the other. What were the words of wisdom? “No one can MAKE you do anything. You cannot MAKE me feel mad.” He didn’t go on to explain that we take responsibility for our own feelings but I think he is getting it!
6. Laughter at very unexpected times: Our kids make us laugh sometimes and sometimes it is when we most need it. This week this kid exchange helped us cope. (Just select to "Show Original Post." I am too tired to figure out how to link this correctly.)

Alright I found more than I expected to feel thankful about! I hope and pray that you are having a good week. Take some time and let me know what makes you happy.


Denise said...

Praying that your spirits will be lifted dear one.

Denise said...

Be blessed always dear.

Peach said...

Praying for you and so glad you found things to praise God for even in the midst of a headache. I know days like that here, too. God always shines through when I least expect it.

Kathleen Marie said...

I do hope you are feeling better. May God heal you quickly. And what good news about your baby Elizabeth.

How exciting for the boys. New furniture is always fun.

Blessings to you and the family!

Susanne said...

This is a great list. I have been finding that as I do this intentional thankful list each week it really does change my focus back to God, who is ultimately the Lifter of our heads. Praying your spirit was lifted today as you did this.

Thanks for dropping by my place today.

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing your blessings! Have a blessed day!

Annabelle said...

I loved reading your Thankful Thursday list!