Very Forgetful But Grateful

29 Nov

It is so easy to get caught up in my everyday and take the things I have for granted. Each day I wake up in a warm bed, I have food to eat, electricity, cozy socks, new shoes and a charged cell phone. Some of those things seem minor, right? They are, but when I find myself without any of them I start to notice pretty quickly. It is easy to expect the things we have always had to be there day after day, but I guess there is no guarantee in that. Over Thanksgiving I started to make mental notes of the small blessings in life and how all those small things add up in a huge way.

I remember, at church one Sunday, the preacher asked what would you have tomorrow based on what you thanked God for today? That’s a pretty eye-opening question. The ugly realization on many days is that I would have nothing. I get so caught up in the day to day and I find myself forgetting to give thanks and truly enjoy what I have in front of me. Life is good, we have a healthy baby, wonderful family and a place to call home. Things are constantly changing and we never know what is just around the corner. I am thankful for the here and now and all the goodness that I have done nothing to deserve.

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