Recently, I was having a discussion with someone on the topic of being thankful for your life. (This is just my opinion) But I believe a lot of us gets so wrap up in the little things in life that we forget about the bigger things about the important things.
We get concerned about what we are wearing, our bills, our job,our school, who likes who, etc...etc..
And instead of being thankful for what we have and the blessings we have we just want more, and complain more.
As I was having this discussion I started pointing out people I know who are really going through trials who make other peoples trials look like a walk in the park. How having a hang nail, stepping in a puddle on your way to work,an unexpected phone bill seem like a walk in the park compare to some other trials.
I often go back to the bloggie world because even if there is not one person I can think of who is going through a huge trial. I can always think of at least one in the wonderful world of blogginess that is going through a difficult time. And when I myself get in that mode of "Poor me" I can go back to the fact that someone needs me to pray for them instead of me to feel sorry for myself.
I guess we all can say we fall in that rut. Where we forget who holds tomorrow, we forget we don't need to worry and fret and we forget that feeling sorry for ourselves does nothing but way our self down even more.
So today as we were walking in the park. As I pushed Jeremy in the stroller laughing with Carole who was beside me pushing our niece Alyvia I thought how blessed I really am. Glancing at my older brother Stephen and younger brother Aaron joking around. Looking at the love my mom and dad shares in their eyes.
I felt my heart swell with love and thankfulness. Not just for my family but for my salvation. I don't know what I would do with out my Lord. He is so strong and true even when I'm at my wits end He holds me up, He warms my soul and He reminds me how true He really is.
So, lets not fall in the ole rut of feeling bad for our selves. But instead lets count our blessings name them one by one!! :)
Have a wonderful Sunday!