Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Just My Thoughts…

Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.  I Chronicles 29:13

There are not enough words to say all I’m thankful for.   As I look around and see so many friends and family who are hurting, I am becoming more and more thankful for ordinary days.  While it’s easy to take things for granted I try to remind myself that not everyone gets to enjoy every day, ordinary blessings. 

The fact that I am able to wake up, walk up stairs, work out (not that I do it every day but I CAN!), eat breakfast with my family, and go to a job that I love are wonderful blessings.  The fact that I have a husband who I love and loves me back and a beautiful growing daughter are more than I deserve.  The fact that we can breathe, walk, go to school and work, and come home to each other are blessings that not everyone enjoys. 

We are at a busy time in our lives with church, school, and other activities, but it is important to take time and be thankful that we are ABLE to be busy!  I know there are so many who would love to be busy but aren’t able.  As this time of year gets crazy, it is important to remember that it is a privilege to be involved in the crazy! 

Blessings don’t have to come in grand packages – sometimes they come in ordinary days!


Submitted by Tamra Gutierrez

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