How are you choosing gratitude this day? This 15th day of April? This dreaded tax day?
Some years we may find ourselves receiving a bit of financial windfall. Or maybe it’s more of a pleasant breeze. And then there are other years when our financial obligation comes in a bit higher than we think we can possibly manage.
Windfall or debt. Either way, this day is definitely best spent in some sort of gratitude. Aren’t they all that way?
:: knowing that when our kids are struggling through tough decisions, that it can bring them out stronger on the other side
:: watching them seek counsel from wise friends and family
:: God’s gentle clear way of bringing us around to His plan
:: even when His plans feel like the long way around
:: finally beginning to learn how to really pray for our kids thru the seasons of their life
:: a “job” that requires daily walks, bottles, reading board books, lots of giggles and naptimes
:: the sound of deep belly laughs when you find the perfect spot to smooch between the rolls on a little one’s neck
:: long distance friendships enjoying those rare snippets of time together
:: finally finishing an upholstery project … after 10 ridiculously long months
:: a weekend ahead of formal gowns, updos and great friends
:: the fact that if you add enough of the right ingredient, a green smoothie can actually become enjoyable
:: another way to have veggies for breakfast
On days like today, it may be a little more challenging to find things for which to be grateful. But again, I can absolutely guarantee gratitude’s worth it.
And that is the only good sort of debt in which to find yourself.
So, we might as well get to practicing.
Tell me … What are you choosing to be grateful for today?