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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Blessings

As I went around the house yesterday cleaning up toys and vacuuming and putting things up for what seemed like the 100th time, a thought occurred to me.

I am blessed to have toys to pick up because that means I have children that have made my life joyful. My heart aches for women who want children more than anything in the world, and are unable for whatever reason to have them.

I am blessed to have laundry to do because that means that my family has clothes to wear and keep us warm.

I am blessed to have floors to clean and shelves to dust because this means that I have a home to shelter me and keep our family safe from the elements and to build a haven for our family.

I am blessed to have dishes to clean because this means that my family has food to eat and gather around a table to talk about our day and laugh.

So Lord, help me to remember as I clean to not grumble about the dishes I have to do, the laundry that needs to be folded, or the sticky floors that need to be cleaned. Because you have blessed my family. But also help to remember when to not worry about cleaning, and having a picked up home when my husband or children need a compassionate ear, a loving touch, or to just sit and build memories.

1 comment:

jamiejoy said...

Such a good reminder! I should have this on some piece of art in my home so I don't forget it. =)