September 15, 2011
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.