“When upon life’s billows you are temptest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And if will surprise you what the Lord hath done”
Because sometimes you are just having a blah day/week/month and you can barely keep your eyes open because you haven’t been sleeping well and nothing major is wrong but you could easily write a post full of whining anyway but instead you write a terrible and long run-on sentence that makes your English major heart cringe all because you just want to say that you realize you are blessed, so blessed. These are the things I’m particularly thankful for these days – my lovely little blessings:
a hard working husband. I don’t know how he has kept up the pace he’s been on lately. I couldn’t do it. He never complains, and I’m just so proud of him.
not having to water the yard because of all the rain we’ve had lately
not having to run the air conditioner much because of how cool it’s been. Those high utility bills and humid Alabama summer days will come soon enough.
getting to celebrate those we love. It’s the time of year for weddings, holidays to honor parents, and graduations.
What are you thankful for?
(World War 2 memorial in Washington, DC)
I am guilty of taking many things for granted. I am also very forgetful at times. So memorials are a valuable thing. They help us remember the past. They teach us lessons. They remind us to be thankful.
Today, I’ll try to be extra thankful for all who have sacrificed themselves for this country and for me. Because others have done so much, I have the opportunity to spend this day on the river with my family. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Memorial Day. God bless the U.S.A!
Today, and every day, I am thankful for M. He is my best friend and so much more. He supports me in everything I do. He leads our little family and is a wonderful Christian. He takes things in stride and does not worry. He truly trusts in God, and I want to be more like him. I am thankful that he loves me fully and completely. I am thankful for his support and encouragement. I am thankful that we will spend the rest of our life together.
This was taken the first summer we were dating. Look how young we were!
What are you grateful for today?
Welcome to Gratitude week on Love You Muches. I love this time of year, and Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it truly is all about family. Many people I know have been doing the 30 days of Thanksgiving posts this month. I have enjoyed reading what everyone is thankful for. This week before Thanksgiving, we are going to focus on Counting Our Blessings.
If I did one of these posts a day every day, it would go on for years. I have truly been blessed, and I know sometimes I take all my blessings for granted. For Day 1 of Gratitude week, I want to focus on the source of these blessings – God.
I believe that “every good and perfect gift comes from above” (James 1:17). God gives us life. He gave us His Son, and His church, and He gave us a chance for salvation and eternal life. I know I can never thank Him enough.
What are you grateful for today?
There are times that “thank you” doesn’t say enough. I have long been convinced that M and I have the greatest friends and family in the world – hands down. Going through this experience has only confirmed my theory. As I was writing many thank you notes to individuals last week (note to self: buy stamps today), I grew teary-eyed once again. We have received so much help over the past several weeks. What might seem like something small to the person who has helped has been monumental in lifting my spirits.
To all the people who…
- helped us clean up debris from the yard and board up our windows
- asked us how we were
- offered help and support
- helped financially
- given us hugs
- looked at the house to offer us professional and personal advice
- made wonderful blueberry muffins for us (a friend from work)
- mowed our yard (a big surprise from one of our dear friends)
- listened to us vent
- distracted us
- prayed for us
- loaned us a brand new air mattress (hi Laura & Wes!)
- let us stay with you and put up with a puppy who is still being housebroken (hi parents!)
… We want you to know how grateful we are. We hope we are always there for you like you have been for us. Special people like you make these days easier.
M, Beth, and Bailey