Gratitude

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Some things I should be grateful for:

I should be grateful for the tiny hand prints on my freshly cleaned mirror, it means I have a beautiful baby girl.

I should be grateful for the dusty boot prints leading from the front door to the fridge, it means my 3 year old son can run and walk with strong healthy legs.

I should be grateful for the sink full of dirty dishes, it means I have food to eat and serve my family.

I should be grateful for a house full of screams and giggles and stomping of little feet, it means I am not alone.

I should be grateful for a husband who sometimes comes home later that I would like, it means he comes home.
 
I should be grateful for a million questions every day beginning with and sometimes completely comprised of the word 'why', it means my children have a will and desire to learn and grow and a brain that works and seeks for knowledge.

I should be grateful for the endless house cleaning that needs to be done, it means a have a place to call home.

I should be grateful for a heart that sometimes aches with guilt and pain, it means I have a heart to love.

I should be grateful for the children who play right at my feet and call me back more times than I have patience for most nights and who cry when I leave, it means I have their love.

I should be grateful for a tried body at the end of the day, it means I was able to work hard.

I should be grateful for my trials, it means I am getting stronger.

I should be grateful for a kind and loving Heavenly Father who in His wisdom sent me here even though life can be hard, it means I made that choice and He knew that I could do it.

I do not feel strong. I have many weaknesses. I long to be better than I am right now. But hope keeps me going and love fills my heart as I do my best to live each day trying to do something good.