Thankful Thursday

It’s Thursday night here in NZ.  I’m stressed and tired, and part of me wants to have a worry-wart session where I think about a lot of things that are way off in the future and that are in my control.  It’s really easy for me to worry.  Please tell me that I’m not the only one!

But I’m not going to worry tonight.  Tonight, I’m going to take a few minutes to list some of the things for which I’m thankful.  It’s the mental equivalent of taking a deep breath, relaxing your shoulders, and letting the tension ease out.  Take a moment and join me, won’t you?

I’m thankful for…

  • God – I’m thankful that God loves me no matter how many times I fail, fall down, and mess up.  I’m thankful that He encourages me when I need it and that He reminds me of the many ways that He’s always been there for us, caring for us.
  • My husband – He loves me and is willing to pitch in whenever he’s needed to help me out.
  • Joe – I love him so much.  There are times when he frustrates me and I lose my patience, but within minutes I’m over it and so glad that I get to be his momma.
  • Food – There are people all over the world who don’t have it, and I’ve got a pantry and a fridge that’s fully stocked.  I’ve never, ever had a day in my life where I’ve had to worry or wonder about where my next meal would come from or if I would have enough water to drink.
  • Health – I’m thankful for my family’s health and that we live in a country where quality medical care is accessible.  I’m thankful that I have a life that enables me to make healthy choices – choosing good foods, time and resources to watch documentaries and read books about healthy lifestyles, and the opportunity to work out and stay physically fit.
  • Friends – I’ve got some amazing friends here.  I’m thankful for them and for the many opportunities that I have to meet new people in New Zealand.
  • Sleep – I love to sleep.  Love it!  And I’m thankful that Joe is asleep right now, giving me time to relax, put my feet up, eat a whole wheat + grilled cheese sandwich, and write this post 🙂

I can feel some of the tension leaving my shoulders… relaxing…  it’s a wonderful exercise, taking a moment to list your blessings.

What are some things that you’re thankful for in your life?

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  1. Laura says:

    Hey Jenny 🙂

    I hope things are ok with you and you definitely aren’t alone. I know it’s easier said than done to tell someone not to worry. Life happens with many worries!

    In this season those are all wonderful things to be thankful 🙂 thank you for inspiring me to stop and be thankful too!

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