Tuesday, November 10, 2009

feelin' greedy or showin' gratitude?


As we draw nearer to the Thanksgiving holiday, I am committed to being intentional in showing my gratitude for the everyday blessings that I am often tempted to overlook. We have vehicles that get us back and forth to work. We have a roof over our heads, and some of us (jacob) have a room decorated in an aesthetically pleasing way. COLTS.
We have food to eat, and even have the option of eating some of our meals out. We have friends to share our lives with. We have a great church family and a super pastor/pastoral family who genuinely care about us and our daily lives. THANK YOU, AL AND GINNY :)
I have a steady source of income for the first time in over 3 years. I have a valid and current teaching license. I work with 6 different groups of children everyday, and am thrilled to see their academic progress.
I have a husband who works 2 jobs to support our family. He is very low-maintenance and keeps our family stable. Thank you, daniel:)
I have a great neighbor who taught me how to read literature and think critically about books and film. Thank you, Amy.
Tomorrow: more on my thankful list--which will include our children, our kitty, my departed grandmother, and my new teacher friends at school.

5 comments:

darbistrahle said...

i like this post :) i'm glad my kids and I get to work with you!

Healthy Shift Worker said...

Gratitude is one of those things that help us to enjoy life! It was a breath of fresh air to read your post!

Lissa said...

those are WONDERFUL things to be grateful for!

my boots hit right at mid calf. does that help?

Nancy said...

Doesn't it feel great to really take a look at all of the things to truly be thankful for. I am really trying to be grateful this month too. Poor November, so overlooked sometimes in our hype towards December. Thanks for visiting my blog! :) Nancy

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

what a sweet post! and all great things! blessed we are.

and THAT is the CUTEST image... i LOVE that!