I know this is going to sound super cheesy, but today… today, I’m thankful for Gratituesday.
I need this Gratituesday discipline in my life (AND I need a Gratiwednesday and Gratithursday and well, you know…). There are some weeks, and this is one of them, where if I didn’t have my Gratituesday post to think about, I might just skip being grateful. Sometimes it seems so much easier to just wallow in frustration, anger, depression, annoyance, sadness, and all the rest. Satan wants me to think that anyway, and he’s REALLY good at throwing up roadblocks to gratitude.
I woke up angry this morning, and it’s taken several hours to shake it off. I’ve felt a definite battle going on in my home, in my head, in my heart.
I turned on a HAPPY movie for my son, and I sat down to read an encouraging book, in my attempt to straighten myself out. And I did some praying too. I sat still right after putting the kids down for naps, and let the battle play itself out. My mind was at war for a short time – knowing the RIGHT thing to do (write a gratituesday post, put on a smile, thank God for all our blessings, and quit acting like life owed me something), but fighting that – wanting to just be selfish and WALLOW in it a little longer.
Obviously, I’m done wallowing, for now. And I’m thankful that I have a place to share, a God to thank, a family to hold and love, and friends who care.
So, thanks Laura… for Gratituesday. (Can we do a Gratiwednesday tomorrow if I need to?)