Thursday, November 5, 2009
I know a lot of y'all do Thankful Thursdays...but I borrowed (stole) this button from Jorden and Kristin so I'm giving her a shout out!
I am thankful for my husband and for how sweet he is to me. He is different with me than he is with anyone else and it makes me smile.
I am thankful for our home. Although we are in a city we do not want to be in, renting a home we would never buy, I am so happy to have it to share with my husband. The neighborhood is wonderful, our neighbors are quiet, and our landlords rake out leaves for us. What could be better? (Shoveling our snow. That's what could be better. But that's not what this post is about.)
I am thankful for my job. Even though I hate it more than any other job I have ever had, including sorting panties at Victoria's Secret, I am blessed not only to be working but to be able to work at all.
I am thankful that we started hiring more people here at work. It looks like the layoff period is behind us and I made it through. Thank goodness.
I am thankful for my family and the connection that I have with all of them.
I am thankful for the upcoming holidays and the promise of a very merry Christmas!
I am thankful for the wake up call I get every afternoon leaving work listening to Chris Fabry Live. Yesterday they were debating back and forth about the need for an organized church body vs. only attending a bible study group. One of the guest speakers advocating the organized church said something that spoke directly to me. When addressing the issue of a man who stopped going to church because he didn't get anything out of it....the guest speaker said something along these lines, "You don't go to church to get something out of it. It's not about what God can do for you. It's about what you can do for God. You go to church not for yourself but for others. To serve them and to serve God." Holy cow. I have literally said the words, "I didn't get much out of that service today." Point taken sir.
I am thankful for God's Word and for how much I have grown and learned reading it. But I am also thankful for how much further I have to go...and the fact that He will be there with me throughout my journey.
I am thankful for my bloggy friends who give me support and encouragement every day in every single aspect of my life. Who expected I would find some of the most amazing people I know on the Internet?? Not me.
Mostly I am thankful for true, honest bloggers who tell it like it is and who are not afraid to be who they are. You are my inspiration.
What about you?