Gratitude – Day 21

Today I am grateful for:

  1. That my husband has truly stuck around – even when he is unhappy.
  2. For my little girl who is the biggest blessing that I could ever have imagined.
  3. For my home – that kept us safe and warm in a very intense storm last night.
  4. For my God – who will work all things for my good.
  5. For my health.

Gratitude – Day 20

There is much to be grateful for.  And I am enjoying doing this 21 day challenge, because it has helped me to focus my mind and it has helped me to be intentional about what I am thinking about.  Perhaps you, too, should try this challenge and start reaping the rewards.  Even if you have just one small thing to be grateful for – it’s a step in the right direction.

Today, I am grateful for:

  1. The love I have in my life – from my husband, from my daughter, from my family and friends.  But, most from God Himself – He has seen me inside and out and He loves me.
  2. For the grace I have in my life – no matter how many times I fall, God gives us the grace to carry on, to try again, to lean on Him and to keep on keeping on.
  3. For the forgiveness I have in my life – from my husband to my daughter, and everyone else in between, people I know are wiling to forgive and move on.  And I am very grateful for that.  Especially the forgiveness from God, through His son, that I am forgiven.  Completely and totally.
  4. For the will to fight on – only given to me by God Himself through the power of the Holy Spirit.
  5. For my husband – whom I love and adore and want to give the best of myself to.

Thank you, Lord, for my many blessings.

Gratitude – Day 19

I don’t feel so great today.  I feel like a lousy wife and mother, and as hard as I try, making changes to my heart and mind is probably the most difficult journey one can go on.  Choosing to think differently about life, marriage, motherhood, etc, is not easy.  Constantly there are situations around you that will reinforce negative thinking if you allow it to.  But, I think, that the crunch is that true change is only possible with God.  He comes in and shows us the way to go, and how to truly change – all we can do is offer God a willing heart.

Philippians 2:13 NIV

13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

So, today, I am grateful for:

  1. That even though I don’t see it, or feel it, God is working in me – all the time.  To bring about and fulfill His good purposes, but there are things happening in the spiritual realm that will eventually show themselves out in the physical realm.
  2. That even though I am a lousy wife, that I can’t seem to muster up any sexual desire at all, my husband is still here.  Why?  I honestly don’t know.  But he is and I am very grateful because that buys me a little more time to try make things right.
  3. That I am only human and that Baby Girl loves me – I just hope she truly knows how much I love her.
  4. That it is weekend! :-)
  5. That I have so much to be grateful for.


Gratitude – Day 18

There is so much to be grateful for in life – and I am grateful that God is working in me; that He is growing me into the person He created me to be, using all my potential to accomplish His will in this world.  God saw me – that lonely, lost and frightened little girl.  He saw me, He loved me and He continues to work in me – in my heart and in my mind, and He will never give up on me.

So, no matter what my circumstances may look like, or how we are battling financially, or how tired I am feeling of late, God is with me.  There is no reason to fret or be afraid.

Be still and know that I am God.  Psalm 46:10

Today, I am grateful for:

  1. That God knows me so well, He knows what will work in my life and what won’t, what I need and what I don’t, where or how I need to grow as a person, and what I need to leave behind.  I don’t even know myself so well.  I am grateful that I can trust God with who I am.
  2. That my husband knows me so well – I have nothing to hide from him.  I can totally and completely trust him with my life.  First God though, but also my husband.
  3. That my daughter is so amazing – do all parents feel this way?  I feel honoured and privileged to have such an amazing daughter.
  4. For our family – even in rough times, we work.  Our family structure is such that we work.
  5. That both my husband and I are committed to making our marriage work.  Not many people can say that.

Thank you, Lord, for my blessings – thank you for always looking out for the best for me.  Forgive me when I have resisted you, rebelled against you, not taken you seriously.

Thank you.


Gratitude – Day 17

Thank you Lord Jesus for my many blessings.

John 17:10 NIV

10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.

Today, I am grateful for:

  1. Some lovely sunny weather – more rain to come, apparently, but for now we can enjoy some some sun.  How lovely.
  2. My gorgeous husband – who is a rock star husband and father.  My prayer is for him to see how amazing he is.
  3. My gorgeous baby girl – who is funny and kind and gentle and caring.  I pray that God will protect her little heart and look after her.
  4. My beautiful home – that keeps us safe and dry and warm.  I pray that God will grace us with the will and the work to maintain and look after our blessing.
  5. For my family – cause we work.

Thank Lord.