September 15, 2011

Thankful Thursday

In the past week or so, there have been moments where my heart is aware of the things it wants but doesn't have.  I can feel my spirit sinking as I start to desire these things that I cannot instantly attain.  But then something happens that makes me feel happy.  I begin to think about the amazing blessings I already have. I may not have everything I want, but I have so much more than I deserve.  How can I feel sad when I am with my two little boys that I think are absolutely perfect, or knowing that I have a husband who loves me and is willing to do anything to make me happy, or when I remember how much support and encouragement I receive from my family each day.

I feel a bit ashamed that I let my heart covet things instead of rejoicing in all that I have, but I am also proud that I have been quickly realizing this and changing my thoughts back to gratitude.  I have so much to thank God for and forgetting that would be taking it all for granted.  I am overwhelmed by the love and blessings surrounding me and so very grateful for the opportunity to realize that and give thanks.



Lisa said...

Great thoughts! Thank you for sharing. It really is a matter of heart perspective and focus, isn't it?

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