Thinking About Thankfulness

Friday, 15 July 2005

I think every morning when I wake up this is what I will tell myself:  “This is the day that the Lord has made, we shall rejoice and be glad in it.”

Being told by a doctor that you have cancer (even the treatable, curable kind) does that to you…makes you realize how precious each day is and that you need to find joy in every little thing like…ice cubes.

I love ice cubes and I am thankful for ice cubes.  Without ice cubes, my water and iced tea would not be freezing cold the way I like. I wouldn’t want to live in Europe where people do not use ice cubes.  I do not like luke warm drinks;  I like freezy, frosty, colder than cold drinks.  So yay, thank you God for ice cubes!!!

Of course we also need to find joy in all the really big things too like our families – don’t get me started on how much I love and like and enjoy my three wonderful, talented. articulate, delightful children (I mean that!), my husband, my dear daddy and my sisters – and my friends.  Wow, God has blessed me with so much.  I think I’ll go cry now. 🙂

Ok, enough of that.  So since I have been recovering from my surgery (4 weeks yesterday!), I can’t exactly run around and do all the normal things I usually do.  To keep from going stir crazy and stop myself from watching really stupid TV, which is another whole subject I could write about,  I’ve been reading a lot – something I don’t always take time to do.

I’ve been much more faithful reading my Bible, but I’ve read other stuff too.  I’ve just been jumping around from one thing to another.  I’ve read some devotionals, then read a murder mystery, then a book written by a Christian author (Blue something or other, can’t think of the title for the life of me, probably because I really didn’t care for the book!).  Then I read one of my daughter’s books, then the old classic Robinson Crusoe, which I loved.  Then I read a fiction book by a Christian author and now I am reading Charles Colson’s Lies That Go Unchallenged.

I just started it but I’m pretty sure I am going to not only like it but agree with it 100%.  Charles Colson can be pretty deep.  I read his book How Now Shall We Live? and it took a lot of concentration but it was definitely worth reading.

Well, on to the rest of my day. The key word for today, dear readers, is:  THANKFULNESS!

©2005 mamasemptynest.wordpress.com

Comments (6)

Your journal entry made me think of a quote I saw while on vacation in Wisconsin.  I’m not sure to whom it is attributed, but I really enjoyed it.  Here goes:

“What a life we’d have if we were able to forget our troubles as easily as we forget our blessings!”

P.S.  I like ice too! — HockeyStickBoy

Hey HockeyStickBoy – how did punky give you that name?  Anyway, I love that quote – it’s definitely worth a space on the ol’ refrigerator door so you can see it every morning when you get the milk.

P.S.  Where would we be without ice???? — Mama

I love and like and enjoy you, too! And I can’t drink anything without ice. I must get it from you. —sunflower

Is the book you’re thinking of named Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller?  —Dorkwad

Yep, that’s it!  — Mama

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