Thursday, November 3, 2011

Finding Gratitude

Several weeks ago, Pastor Pete challenged us to find three things each day that we are grateful for. The basis of his message that Sunday was that being constantly surrounded with negative and "fear-based" messages, we become quite pessimistic and cynical. His challenge to us was to concentrate more on the positives and become more intentional on gratitude for the daily blessings in our daily lives.

"Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me." Psalm 103:2

We are entering the holiday most favorite time of the year! As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, I am challenging myself to continue to find Gratitude in my daily journeys.

I am forever grateful for the gift of serving a forgiving Father who gives me a glimpse of his presence every single day of my life.

I am grateful for a husband and best friend who over looks my estrogen-deprived, coffee addicted, cluttered ways and loves me to the core of my soul every day....even when I don't deserve it!

Words couldn't even begin to express the gratitude I feel every time I look into the eyes of the two most precious creatures God ever put on this earth. Even in the middle of our crazy schedules (because we are a house of over-achievers and feel the need to participate in EVERY sport there is), I am blessed beyond measure. As much as I complain and fret, I wouldn't change it for the world. The joy they feel to be a part of a team is worth the craziness a million times over.

While I am being honest, I may as well admit the abundance of gratitude that I feel for the grande Americano that sweet barista at Starbucks made for me this cold, rainy morning!