I recently had an assignment to make a list of things I enjoy and am thankful for in life by using each letter of the alphabet. The lesson was intended to remind us of the good in life. When we have challenges in life it’s all too easy to focus on the negative side of things instead of the positive. It was a fun, light little assignment in comparison to my usual 500 word papers that I have been doing for it feels like eternity. (I’m really only on week 5). F was the easiest letter by far. It was hard to narrow it down to one word. So I didn’t. 🙂 Friends and family just kind of go hand in hand. Like peanut butter and jelly.There was friends and family and faith and football. Just kidding about the football. Well sort of. I do love a crisp fall afternoon football game. And I’m very thankful when OSU wins. 🙂 I settled on one word for all the rest of the alphabet, but cheated on the very last one. I do like going to the Zoo and seeing Zebras, but I’m not thankful for them. On the other hand, I work a 12 hour night shift every Thursday night then go straight to work a day shift immediately when I get off Friday mornings. So I AM extremely thankful for Zzzzzzzs. 🙂 For sweet slumber, although it really doesn’t start with the letter Z.
What are you thankful for?
I just love how God works. ♡ I found myself overwhelned and stressed this past Sunday with all the busyness and uncertainties my life currently holds I could not see past the negatives. I finally broke and withdrew to a more quiet, peaceful place, alone with God, and found direction. Monday brought my blog back, an unexpected surprise in the mail, all my assignments graded up to date with 100%, my box of Glacier chocolates, and my Alphabet of Thanks assignment to set my sights on positive things. I was truly blessed. And all it took was taking my sights off of me and putting them back on God. ♡
I encourage each of you to grab a pen and paper and just for fun take a little run through the alphabet yourself. See what you are truly thankful for. It just might surprise you. I noticed very few things made my list.
Let’s all be thankful every day. There’s always something you can find if you just set your sights on Jesus.
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Love and laughter,