Sunday, November 27, 2011

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

This year my sister-in-law started a new family tradition for Thanksgiving and invited us to participate. We would write down the things we are thankful for from the past year. Each year at Thanksgiving, we'll make a new list, review our previous list and remember those things from years' past.

It was pretty difficult to write my list. Not because there aren't so many things to be thankful for but because I haven't had a very grateful heart lately. {That's a hard confession to make.} I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because I want so many things for our home and our life here. I think I've been distracted by what I want instead of thankful for what I have.

It was good to reflect on all the blessings and good things in life. Here are a few of the things from my Thanksgiving list.

- Mike's unconditional love
{I'm sure there have been many times over the past few months when I made it really difficult for him to love me}
- Our parents' hard-work & help in getting us moved
- My sister-in-law & brother-in-law being so supportive of our move to Los Angeles and that they are so close by.
- Movie passes & sour patch kids
- Our niece, Grace...and the rest of our family. :)
- Leaving InterVarsity staff in a good place
- Moving across country & making the transition without using our credit cards
- My new job
- Diet cokes & french fries
- Friends both near & far who send love & prayers our way
- That God's grace & peace rules my heart.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Mike and Leanne! Just a little belated. wink


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