Monday, November 22, 2010

My Thankful Post

I am thankful most days. I don't really know any other way to live life without going completely insane. Because there is plenty in this world to be discouraged about. If you watch the news you know we are in a world plagued by evil and hatred. And if you read the Bible, you know this is no surprise. My list today isn't cutsie or fantastical. But my list is what I hold onto.

I am thankful for;

  • mailboxes in the USA and a mostly reliable postal system
  • hot cafeteria food for my kids
  • carpet - even if it is dingy
  • clothes - even if they are too tight
  • calories - even though they are my enemy
  • my husband, for his heart - certainly not for his communication skills
  • that my oldest son still calls me "momma" - sometimes
  • text messages and emails from Zimbabwe
  • friends who can lift my spirits - even when my spirits don't need lifting
  • that i get to be mommy to asher and shawn ~ a gift even beyond my own comprehension
  • the broken road that got me here
  • birds, flowers and trees
  • little fingerprints on walls and doors
  • kitchen walls splattered with yogurt
  • my dreams and imagination
  • music - Lord Heaven where would i be without music?
  • that i cannot escpae thoughts of Zim - day and night, day and night, day and night
  • family - near & far
  • hope
  • love
  • Heaven
  • Jesus
Happy Thanksgiving Week!

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

Melissa-

I pray that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. You have so much to be thankful for :)

Sarah said...

My favorite... "friends who can lift my spirits - even when my spirits don't need lifting."

Such a blessing! Your blog entries can do that for me.