Yesterday my friend Kathleen Grace over at Kathy's Cottage, commented on their blog that she wondering if looking at the beautiful homes in decorating magazines was making her discontented with her own home. It got me to thinking about being thankful for what we have. Am I thankful? So I began to write a list. After I did the usual: family, provision, shelter and health, I had to stretch my thinking a little further, but the more I thought about it the longer the list grew! I realised I have lots to be thankful for! I even began to think about the negative things that had happened in my life. I was thankful for sickness because it made me appreciate health more, financial problems because it made me more resouceful, hardship because it made me stonger.
Most of the things we bloggers love (homes, thrift shop finds, gardening, crafts, etc) don't really count in the long run. Let's face it some of us just have cars that automatically stop at all yard sales, thrift shops and good stuff on the curb! We can be thankful that we have lots of ideas and will never be bored! Actually if you are creative you HAVE to create, but I'll save that for another time.
Then I wondered if being thankful had health benefits and guess what? It does! I found this article if you're interested.
A number of years ago I read a book called Rest and Be Thankful. The name of the ranch was Rest and Be Thankful. I had forgotten about it until very recently and decided to give that name to our home. It is just a 1960's brick ranch, not really worthy of a name, but I'm naming it and plan to make a "We're glad you came to Rest and Be Thankful, come on in" or words to that effect. I've got a few other projects in the works so this one will have to take a number.
I sure seem to be all over the place today!! As I said the more I thought the more things came to mind. Anyhow this morning I made a list of all the things I am thankful for. (you are one of them!)
What are you thankful for today?