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Our home in autumn

Tracy Helps You’s Thankful Thoughts for Today ~ 11-1-13

November 1 ~ This morning I woke up thankful for my nice warm and dry house. The overcast, wet, stormy weather the last couple of days reminds me to be thankful for shelter.

I only recently heard the phrase, “first world problems”, I don’t know about you, but I feel convicted when I think back on many of my whiny complaints.

So what if we only have one bathroom; we have indoor plumbing complete with running water – hot & cold. So what if the utility bills are expensive; we have lights and warmth.

♥ Today I will focus on remembering to be thankful for my house ♥

Be Thankful

My Blessings As I Countdown to Thanksgiving

I have a lot to be thankful for … most of us do, even though the economy has wreaked havoc for so many people throughout the world. Times are tough for so very many. Illness, accidents, unemployment, violent weather/natural disasters, terrorism, political chaos … there’s so much to be depressed about.

I refuse to fall victim to these feelings. I want to be optimistic and have a positive outlook. I’ve been through tough times before and everything turned out okay. I will draw on past experiences and be encouraged. I recently read a book by Ann Voskamp called “One Thousand Gifts”. While I have never experienced the horrible life events that she shared, I was really inspired how she counted all her blessings ~ big and small ~ as a gift.

Since Thanksgiving is on the near horizon, I’ve decided to really pay attention and concentrate on all the blessings that I sort of take for granted; from big revelations to smaller, everyday types of things. Each day leading up to Thanksgiving, I hope to capture my thoughts and emotions regarding how truly blest I am. I hope to share these with you along my journey. I’d like to wake up this Thanksgiving Day truly knowing all the things I’m thankful for because I spent this time in reflection.

I would love to hear your feelings on this topic … please comment to share your thoughts and/or past experiences. 

photo by: rustiqueart