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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Getting My Heart Ready for Thanksgiving!

I came across this poem that I loved and that I have to share with you! I Thessalonians 5:18 says "Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." For a Christian everyday should be thanksgiving as we daily celebrate God's goodness in our lives. Here's a poem with that reminder:

I love the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.

I love the taxes I pay because it means that I'm employed.

I love the clothes that fit a little too snug because it means I have enough to eat.
I love a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home.

I love all the complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech.

I love the spot I find at the far end of the parking lot because it means I am capable of walking.

I love my huge heating bill because it means I am warm.

I love the lady behind me in church who sings off key because it means that I can hear.

I love the piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby.

I love weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means I have been productive.

I love the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means that I'm alive!
- Author Unknown

We have so much to be thankful for - we just need to adjust our perspective and open our eyes to all the many many blessings that we have been given - then our hearts will overflow with thanksgiving.

Walk With the King!


Anonymous Clare said...

LOVE that poem!

November 13, 2008 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Yes - I LOVE the poem too - except the line about "Loving" my clothes fitting a little snug - I would say that using the word "love" there is a bit of an exaggeration! Ha! But it's good to put things into proper perspective!

November 13, 2008 at 7:42 AM  

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