"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." ~Lin Yutang

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


if you're having a down day, think of all the blessings around you.  being thankful can turn your heart from pessimism to optimism.  here are just a tiny short list of blessings i have been given:

  • a home
  • Bibles in our posession
  • kiddos.  every single one of them!
  • no leaks in our roof
  • a vehicle that runs
  • gas for said vehicle
  • a husband who's employed
  • food
  • warmth in the winter and cool air in the summer
  • good health
  • healthcare for when our health is not so good.  a great pediatritian.  an awsome OB/GYN
  • knowledge
  • sewer
  • trash system that pays to recycle!
  • a loving husband
  • a strong husband
  • a romantical husband
  • a respecting husband
  • a handsom husband
  • a handy husband
  • all of those husband-traits and i only have one husband!
  • five wonderful kids
  • computers and internet access
  • phones and service for them
  • clean(ish) [well totally clean comparing to other places] water out of the tap
  • a Savior that loves me so much He DIED for me
  • eternal life through faith.  just faith.  that's all.  just faith. 
  • a body that was created in His image
  • the perfect dog
  • great family.  extended family.  close and far family.  they're all great!
  • wonderful friends.  all three of 'em!  :)  j/k
  • a HILARIOUS sense of humor
...this has been a post in the making for about a whole month.  it might as well be published for all to see while being a work in progress! 
there are so many blessings in our life, that it's so absolutely ridiculous to get caught up on the little things and let them carry us down.  satan is a stinker and i don't like him!  look to the Truth when you're feeling anything but good.  let Him tell you what He thinks of you.  gaze your eyes upward and see how good He is! 
the Bible instructs us to think on what is true and what is good (Phil. 4: 8).  Jesus is the truth (John 14:6).  and the Lord is good (numerous Bible verses, like Ps 100:5)!

Try to remember, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."


DoleValleyGirl said...

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my happy little blog earlier today. I decided to visit you since you left me a link. :) Your blog is real cute; I love your "girls night out" post. What a great way to spend some time with your mom and sister!

Yep, I do the "Gratituesday" thing each and every Tuesday and link up with Laura over at Heavenly Homemakers. You should join the party!


Lisa :)

Jonathan and Telcia said...

warmth in the spring, fall, & summer
siblings' kids
healthy food
black coffee
ability to go to school
THE BIRDS!!!!!!!!
Deep Forest Green
my job
thanks Anwat, I reminded myself just a few minutes ago. I love this, my life (when I heard the loud birds and felt the cool air); and then "see, Telcia, you love this"
Something I've been practicing lately is telling me things that are true about my life and how it's not so bad and that I have a really good one. And I like it. My emotions can get me all discumbobulated!

Love you!

Anonymous said...

happiness is desiring the things you already have.