Monday, August 13, 2012

Thank you

This week I have been getting a big lesson in being thankful… from my 2 year old.
Grace has been learning to say thank you.
She has taken saying thank you to a new level. Believe me when I say she says "thank you" for and to EVERYTHING.
So I have started to think. What would it look like if I were to be that thankful?
Thank you Lord that I get to change dirty diapers all day long because it means I have a healthy baby who gets more than enough food and bottles each day.
Thank you Lord for the dirty dishes piled in my sink because that means we had food today.  Thank you Lord that we have dishes to eat off of and utensils to eat with.
Thank you Lord for this hot sunny day that allows my clothes to dry in a few hours.
Thank you Lord for the rainy days that cool things down and fills our well with water.
Thank you Lord that we have so many clothes that I had to think about what I was going to wear today.
Thank you Lord that we have electricity that allows us a little family time after dark each night.
and the list goes on.
What would it look like if you were thankful for everything?

"Be Joyful always; pray continually,
give thanks in all circumstances"
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


  1. This reminds me of an inspiring quote I saw. "What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things you thanked God for Today?"

  2. I wrote a similar post a year or so ago. I think we all need to think about this when we are so absorbed with our ourselves and our problems. They are not in fact problems, but rather blessings in disguise. So many people have it so worse off as you clearly see EVERYDAY. As I have seen on my trip over to Ethiopia last year. I admire you and all that you do for these children, for these families.

  3. glad i got to catch up on your journeys Morgan! Congrats on your growing family!
    ~Carrie (Margaret's sister :)