As the Thanksgiving holiday is fast approaching, I've been giving much thought to what I am thankful for.
When I take the time to actually think about this, my list is long. However, I find that as I go through my day, I don't always have an attitude of thankfulness.
I get frustrated. With things that don't even matter.
no parking place
waiting in line
not getting a return phone call
children not doing what they are asked (the first time)
not as much fun money left in the budget as I would like
In reviewing that brief list above, it's pretty obvious that in the grand scheme of things, none of the items on my list matter. At all.
So, if they don't matter, why do I expend the effort to be frustrated by them?
I've challenged myself to make a conscious effort to have an attitude of thankfulness for the remainder of the month and to thank my Maker for the bounty He provides. I always remember to thank Him for the BIG things but there are many little things I fail to give thanks for and maybe that's because I take them for granted.
Starting today, I'm going to find something to be thankful for each and every day. They may be big, they may be small, but either way I am going to give thanks.
It has been said that it takes 21 days to create a new habit. I'm already behind for the month but I'm willing to start now and maybe, just maybe by early December my new attitude will be habit. Will you join me? Or at least hold me accountable.