Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thankful for Friends

Philippians 1:3

King James Version (KJV)
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,

I am a very blessed person to have many, many friends who are always there.  Friends laugh together.  Friends share their joys as well as their struggles.  Friends pray for each other.  Friends encourage each other.  And friends just enjoy their time together.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Choosing Gratitude

I am continually reminded of the importance that a grateful heart plays in our lives and how we must continually choose that attitude of gratitude. 

Today, I am grateful for God's faithfulness and patience! 

Monday, February 22, 2010

Grateful for Today

It really helps my days when I am intentional about maintaining a grateful attitude. God instructs that we should give thanks in all things. Even in the darkest of situations, there is something to be grateful for. On the contrary, no matter how wonderful the situation, there is always something that could be complained or griped about. Help me Lord to choose to be grateful and not to complain.

Today--I'm grateful for a restful day yesterday.

I'm grateful for the beautiful picture I found to put above the fireplace. I love it!!

I'm grateful for medicines to help deal with the symptoms of a head cold.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Return to Gratefulness

Well, I was feeling like I was just saying the same things over and over and so I stopped writing my attitude of gratitude posts a few weeks ago. But yesterday, God slapped me in the face and reminded me just how important my attitude is. I've had a difficult week at work...nothing all that wrong....just part of the job. There have been lots of interruptions and lots of headaches to deal with...lots of administrative issues and clients asking questions that seem to need immediate attention but that don't impact "tax season." Well, somewhere I got myself derailed in my attitude and have allowed all this junk to get me down and out. One day I really struggled to even go to work. Another time someone was teasing and asked me to name my office and I replied, "The dungeon!" My partner calls his office the "Ivory Tower" because his office is large and a bit removed from the main activity. My office, which I really do love, is just inside the front door and is really the best place for me to do my job, because I am accessible to the main hub of activity. My partner and I have met several times this week about various issues and another day, when I was going to him yet again with problems that needed attention, I sarcastically announced, "I know you are as tired of me as I am of you."

So yesterday--all of a sudden I realized just how negative I've been for these last several days. God whispered.....THAT's not an attitude of gratitude. So this is confession and repentance time. I did go to my partner and told him that I was sorry for having such a negative attitude and I will not refer to my office as a dungeon again. In all honesty, it is more of a haven.

God has been VERY good to me. especially in my career and job. Even with all of the hassles of this week, it is a wonderful place to work and I am very grateful for it.

So now, God, thank you for a wonderful job and for your forgiveness. Help me always display a cheerful, wonderful attitude.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

I've missed a few days.

I'm grateful for people who really, really care about me.

I'm grateful for my new house.

I'm grateful for freedom to worship as I choose.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Thankful that God forgives us our trespasses.

Thankful for finding my medicine last night.

Thankful for all the help my husband has been with this move.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Thankful today for God's love and healing.

Thankful for friends and family.

Thankful for God's constant care.