The last few days it just keeps rolling around in my head that I have so much to be thankful for. I wonder if I haven't been grateful enough lately and the Lord is reminding me of how good I have it. I have been loving reading my Message translation of the Bible and what has jumped out at me today is the following: "I've learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I'm just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I've found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am."
Philippians 4:13,14. Paul had learned how to deal with all his situations. I suppose this is a lifelong lesson for me. I do want to list some of the things I am so thankful for:
My relationship with the Lord
I have a husband that loves me.
I have a daughter that loves me and has grown up to be an adult I love, not that little curly haired moppet easy to love, or the teenager that made me pull out my hair.
I have a sweet granddaughter.
I have a wonderful son-in-law.
I have great friends.
I have a warm, loving church home.
I have a home.
I have a job.
I have loving pets.
I have a car.
I have clothes to wear.
I have food to eat (too much sometimes)
I have lots of books.
Why do I ever complain about anything? God has been so good to me. He's the One who makes me who I am. I only have what I have because the Lord has given me all I have. To the world it probably would seem that I don't have that much, but I am a pilgrim and I'm just passing through. How about you?