I’m going to be up front. I’ve been battling the grumpies. The choice to be thankful has been more difficult. I laid in bed this morning trying to find a rationale where I can be grumpy and still be thankful. I’m sure it’s possible because we all have bad days. But when I’m looking for a loop hole, I believe that’s where the problem lies. I’m not wanting to be fake in my attitude but at the same time I want to remember that I have the choice to be thankful & grateful even when all I want to do is be grumpy.
So I will be thankful:
031 The way the orange eastern sky melts into the still dark sky as the sun rises. It’s a beautiful site. I’m not sure this could ever be captured in painting or photograph. Maybe God designed it that way so only He gets credit.
032 A nephew losing a tooth.
033 Cheetos (yes. really)
034 The encouragement I receive from my soul sister tribe
035 We’re held in the palm of His hand
026 Shawn, my husband. I speak often of my delight in him and my thankfulness for him and everything he does. But let me tell you I more often take him for granted. He loves me so passionately and loves God even more. I realize this is the Christian wife cliche but over the last several years I’ve watched my husband’s love for God and those far from Him grow exceptionally. And to tell you the truth, I think it’s his love for God that makes him love me the way he does. I’m so blessed to be able to come home every evening to him and wake up every morning next to him.
027 Emergency chocolate from a co-worker.
028 Denise. Denise is one of my oldest and closest friends. Oldest because my friendships before ours seem to have faded away. I met her through my current job and though she’s moved to the other side of the country and no longer works for our company, we’ve stayed in touch and have remained close. She gets me and my weirdness. She lets me vent when work strangles the life out of me.
029 A Monday that wasn’t so Monday-ish. Yesterday morning I chose to be thankful rather than grumpy. Believe it or not, my day wasn’t as Monday-ish as it often is. Two cheers for gratitude.
030 A friend’s baby was born on Friday. I’m exceptionally happy for her and her husband.
Prudence is a 30-something writer who lives in Arizona with her husband Shawn and their chihuahuas Lengua and Zeus. She writes her life, her experiences and her crawl back to hope. Eventually, she hopes to visit India – a place that’s captured her heart without ever stepping foot on the soil.