Thankfulness!

photo-4Ok, ok, yes I know that Thanksgiving was last week.  I wanted to write something up, but I was having too much fun playing with my niece and nephew.  I spent my Thanksgiving in Tulsa with my family.  I’ve had a busy couple of months.  Grad school is taking up more time than I thought it would (I’m not sure what that means).  I’ve been writing papers instead of blogs, and I don’t like that.  I’ve miss my blogging community.

I’m very thankful that I got to spend last week with my family, away from all my school work.  School has been hard, but I know it isn’t really that bad.  People are still struggling because of Hurricane Sandy.  Imagine coming upon Christmas and still having to worry about where aid is going to come from.  I don’t know anyone who was directly put out due to Sandy, but I have family members fighting cancer.

Life is hard.

And it is during these difficult times is when it is important to count what we are thankful for.

If you remember to the start of this year when I challenged myself, and all of my readers, to Live Spiritually, I started writing down what I was thankful for each day.  It has helped me keep a healthy perspective on my world.  Even on the bad days I’ve ended up writing at least one thing I am thankful for.

Addi's note

So, as we go toward the Christmas season I challenge you all to continue to look for things to be thankful for.  Write them down, share them with a friend, but most of all do not let a day go by without looking for something to be thankful for.

Addi and Me

I’m thankful that I have a family who loves me and that Addi and Linc (my niece and nephew) are growing up to be creative kids who believe their uncle is fun to be around.

What are you thankful for?

Linc and Me

One thought on “Thankfulness!

  1. Hi, Brendan!

    God has provided us the opportunities to have and enjoy our beautiful families,… they help blur the (imaginary) line between me-myself-&-I and the rest of existence,… “myself” against the chaotic and unfeeling odds, and those cruel twists of fate,… When we understand that God is behind our blessings, and are grateful to be part of and supportive of the “bigger picture”, we find a deeper happiness within,… and even the (God-given) strength to weather the storms,…

    For all these things, and for our extended Christian families as well, I am very grateful,… and very blessed,…

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