Today I am thankful for….air conditioning (even if it doesn’t work as well as it should…only getting the house cooled down to 85), ice cubes, ceiling fans & cold showers! It is HOT! HOT! HOT! here in the Central Valley of California….we are talking 106 yesterday. Yuk! And I have to admit it makes me very cranky, fussy and I have had a very bad attitude.
Last night as we headed on over to the mall to eat dinner at the “food court” (I refused to turn on the oven to cook dinner)…I got convicted about my attitude. I have so much to be thankful for. I could be homeless and outside in this weather with only a freeway overpass as shelter or I could live in a house without any air conditioning relief. I could not have access to clean water or a shower. I could live in a 3rd world country with no freezer or ice cubes at my disposal. In fact, I began to feel even a bit spoiled by my many blessings in the midst of this heat wave. I humbly apologized to my kids and made the decision to stop complaining about the weather and enjoy my air conditioning, ceiling fans, ice & clean cold shower.
What are you thankful for today?
One response to “Thursday Thankfulness”
Mom – I LOVE YOU! 🙂
You inspire me & encourge me beyond what I can describe by my words! I have been convicted of having a bad attitude at times in my heart at being here & not at home with my wonderful family! But then the Lord gently reminds me of my blessings as I listen to students here talk about their families who do not support them & who are not proud of them for who they are – instead it is about what they do. Lord, thank you for my beautiful family that is at home praying for me, & encouraging me-lifting me up for who you have created me to be, not for what I have done! Mom, thank you for the example you are to your children! Proverbs 31:28 & 29 – her children arise & call her blessed…many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” I am praying for you & I love you!