Thursday, October 22, 2009
Thursday Thanks Tank #109
I did not have a good day yesterday. It was the kind of day when everything seems to go wrong. If you had asked me what made my day bad, I wouldn't have been able to pinpoint one thing. My day was made up of a combination struggles and frustrations. At the end of the day, through tears, I said, "Sometimes my job makes me feel so stupid. I hate that." I was frustrated with everything and everyone- especially myself.
I started today with an emotional hangover. I woke up exhausted. I also woke up with a crick in my neck. I wondered, "How am I supposed to have a thankful attitude today?"
A few hours later, I found myself looking through the pictures I took yesterday (yep, I pretty much take pictures everyday). I found a picture that not only made me smile but it gave me a reason to be thankful.
Last Night's Sunset
The sunset picture reminded me that today is a new day. More importantly, I remembered that I have a compassionate God that I can depend on throughout my day. Verses in Lamentations came to mind that talk about every morning being new. I looked up the words (found in chapter 3):
22 Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness
I am thankful for LOVE, COMPASSION, FAITHFULNESS from my God and I am thankful for a new day.
I hope you take time to be thankful today. I am going to spend my day being thankful for the good things in my life.
Now, I have to get back to the playdough party that just started in my kitchen.