Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude...

I think that in order to keep perspective on things that seem to frustrate, or discourage us in our everyday life, it is important to frequently remind ourselves just how very blessed we really are. I have so much to be thankful for, and these are just a few things that come to mind immediately.

I could never write about gratitude without acknowledging Christ, who is my source of hope, both in my daily life, and my eternal life. I truly don't know how people manage to keep scraping along through the ups and downs of life without a greater purpose.

I think that there are probably days when we all just want to throw up our hands and throw in the towel! If it were not for having a greater purpose, I think that it would sometimes be difficult to stay motivated...to persevere and strive to move beyond the ditch that we sometimes find ourselves in.

Of course, there are countless other things that I am grateful for...my wonderful husband and children, my extended family, health, my church, God's faithful provision. I could go on and on, but I will stop there.

Just a little reality check!

Thank you God for the many, many blessings you have poured into my life! I pray that I will never cease to praise you for your faithful provisions!

Writing the Waves,
Christi

9 comments:

Carpoolqueen said...Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, Christi! It's so true - because of Who we serve, it gives us the strength to carry on.

Amber said...Best Blogger Tips

Ah....thanks, girl.

So sweet. And your words are so true. It bumfuzzles me how people can make it through even 5 minutes without our Jesus.

Roan said...Best Blogger Tips

Wow Christi! Thanks for the "attitude of gratitude award". I will probably not get around to following all of those directions and nominating 10 blogging buddies......but I do appreciate your thinking of me! Your words about your personal gratitude, especially about Jesus were expressed so well!
Have you made all of your homeschool decisions for next year? I plan to post all of our new curriculum for the next year soon. I have made some changes since last year.
First, I have to get our vacation all blogged about!
Joyfully,
Roan

Carisa said...Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much Christi!!!
Thanks for reading my blog and leaving your 1st comment :) I always love when long time readers come out of the woodwork like that!!

:) Carisa

mer@lifeat7000feet said...Best Blogger Tips

Thank you, Christi!

Mich said...Best Blogger Tips

Thank you. Your words are a blessing in themselves.

Melissa said...Best Blogger Tips

Wow, thanks for the award! I'm glad you thought of me. :) I'll post on my blog in the next day or 2!! Thanks again. :)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...Best Blogger Tips

Christi, Thank you so much for my award!! I am so sorry I am just now getting over here to see it and say thanks! Embarrassing. Congratulations to you on getting the award, too...it has been fun getting to "know" you! Have a fun Fourth of July weekend! :)
Carrie

whimzie said...Best Blogger Tips

Thank you, Christi! We've been moving and I realized that I hadn't properly thanked you. I've missed you around the blog world this summer. I hope you've been missing because you're having too much fun to stop to post!! I'm eager to hear how your homeschool prep is going.

 
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