A List Maker's Life: Gratitude

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Gratitude

This year I am thankful like never before. 
Thankful for little hands, strong hands, a lovely home, wheels in my driveway, and always enough.

More than just thankful, I am filled with gratitude
The kind of gratitude that lives when you believe that every thing is a miracle.
Grateful for the not so simple things
like sitting, standing, and defying the odds.
For feeling. 
The pokes in the thigh and the nudges in my heart.  
Grateful for trials, temptation, and God’s perfect timing.  
Grateful when He says not yet or perhaps not ever.

Some agree that the more grateful we are, the more we will receive from life . Sounds happy and good and perhaps true.  I believe that the more we receive from life – you know, the not so good and happy, but the situations that will be redeemed - the more grateful we will become.  And there we find Joy.

Wishing you a thanks full, beauty full, joy full Thanksgiving!

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2 comments:

  1. Happy thanksgiving Katie! I am thankful for you and your beautiful family!

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  2. Love this, Katie. I always look forward to your reflections on days like today. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your crew. May God continue to shower you with his blessings!

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