Happy to see you are all hanging in there for Day #3 of our gratitude challenge! I’ve really enjoyed getting up each morning early and cultivating some gratefulness to start the day. I’ve been writing in my gratitude journal in the evenings, but this morning routine may be come my new habit!
Here’s what we are grateful for today. Looking forward to reading your grateful thoughts in the comments below.
I am so very grateful and thankful for my health. I’ve struggle with anxiety and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) issues over the past year and a half, but I am happy to report with some supplements and major diet changes I seem to be getting back to normal. I recently read that IBS has been linked to anxiety. Who knew?! Both are now under control and I’ve been one month symptom free. So, so grateful for this!
I’ve had several friends and family members battling cancer, some have won the war and others have not. I am thankful every day that I am free from this disease and pray for all who are fighting it now. We should never take our good health for granted.
There’s a quote attributed to Desmond Tutu that says, “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”
I could not be more thankful for my family. I love this picture that includes my parents, sister, brother, nephew, mother-, father-, sister- and brother-in law and husband. It’s missing my nieces and nephew on Larry’s side, but otherwise it is perfect. There’s a whole lot of love in this picture, and I am grateful for each one of them.
I’m so grateful that Larry and I both grew up in families that loved us and taught us to love the Lord. I’m thankful that we have family members who are also friends, that they are the people we most want to spend time with. I am thankful that I grew up in a home (and can still go there) where it is perfectly acceptable for everyone to sit around and read. I am thankful my parents and older siblings took time to read to me and to teach me things. I am thankful that we have great extended families that include aunts, uncles, and cousins who we love very much even if we don’t get to see them all that often. I am also thankful for our wonderful grandparents who aren’t with us any more but who helped shape the people we are.
Thank you, God, for the gift of our family.