Thursday, October 25, 2012

30 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 2


30 Days of Thanksgiving

Day 2, 2012: It is only the second day of my 30 Days of Thanksgiving and I am embarrassed to admit that today my “thankful bone” isn’t feeling very strong. There have been a series of annoying, albeit minor, incidents that have my selfish nature wanting to throw my hands up and scream, “Why me???” or “I hate my life!!!” But, as I sit here trying to focus and unwind from the stresses that plotted to take me down, I am determined to see the blessings in today.

So, on Day 2, I am thankful for access to a great Doctor when we need it. When I called him today with an issue…he said just come over. I am thankful for his consistent care and concern for my family on big and little issues. I am thankful for his staff who are always patient, even when I seem to be a frequent flyer in their office.

I am thankful for the summer like temperatures that allowed me to plant pansies this morning without wearing a jacket in the beautiful fall morning sun!

I am thankful for a school secretary that cares enough about my child to call me just to double check on his health issues.

I am thankful for T-shirt/yoga pant days, even if those are days I always seem to have to take a child unexpectedly to the doctor. And, also that our Doctor hasn’t asked if that is the only outfit I own.

Well, my thankfulness might not be all that deep today…but I am filled with the overwhelming blessings that abound in my life.

Rejoice always, pray continually,
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

Please join me celebrating 30 Days of Thanksgiving by leaving me a comment
telling me what you are thankful for today!

3 comments:

Designs on 47th Street said...

What a great series, Michelle. Some days it's harder than others to pinpoint what we are thankful for, isn't it? I am thankful that I still have my mother who has overcome three BIG ordeals this decade of her life. I'm thankful she can travel to my house with friends and family tomorrow to enjoy a birthday meal I am preparing for all "the ladies"! Such fun! Hugs, Donna

Carol said...

I think true "thankfulness" and "gratitude" only comes when you have to dig a little bit for it. I'm glad you've had some positive outcomes.

Sues said...

I agree with Carol - I think it means more when you have to dig for the them. It's easy to acknowledge being thankful for chocolate, Starbucks, etc., but I think your heart really shines in this post. :-)