I awoke this morning to a light dusting of beautiful snow.
From the moment I opened my eyes I knew the light coming in the window had that special snow hue. I jumped out of bed, and it took all my strength to not throw open the blinds and crank up the Christmas music (my roommate was still asleep.) I felt an invigorating excitement that made me want to dance! The atmosphere was magical, and I felt profound gratitude for the beautiful life I’m living.
How often am I consumed with the negative? Burdens triumph over blessings. I complain more than I celebrate. Distress overpowers delight. So often I let the hard things get me down, but for whatever reason the snow this morning reminded me of something profound: We serve a good God who gives good gifts. I have so much to be thankful for! So today I am making a renewed effort to give thanks for my many blessings.
So without further ado…
I am thankful for the many deep, bellyaching, laugh-till-we-cry moments that I’ve had with my floormates this week.
I am thankful for siblings who love me so well.
They have a countdown of the amount of time till I come home for Christmas.
I am thankful for Christmas lights.
They make me so happy!
I am thankful for the opportunity to go to Romania and Moldova in May!
More on this to come soon!
I am thankful for good Christmas memories.
And above all else, I am thankful for a God who loves me more than I can comprehend!
What are you thankful for?