A Note to my Future Self on Thankfulness

Morning view from my back porch

Morning view from my back porch

This morning I wasn’t myself. Don’t ask me who I was…just someone different.

All the things on my mind were hazy under the fog still attached to me from lack of sleep. Ambitions for coming endeavors sat numb on my tongue. Words came out but didn’t really connect with my brain. I told the Lord I really had nothing to say. No inspiration was moving my spirit to action.

In that soft and loving way He sometimes speaks, I heard him say, “How about saying thank you?” Then baby man smiled at me and I remembered stopping to watch the way the light slowly illuminated the backyard with the dawn as I walked by the window. I remembered the rise and blend of colors in the sunrise as it peeked over the trees. I thanked Him. I am so blessed!

Days come when I struggle to muster up words, divine things to move big mountains, revelations to bend will into submission to spirit. I try to inspire and encourage others and myself with grandeur, love and perspective. Maybe everything would fall into place if I woke up tomorrow and remembered to thank Him.

I write this now when things are good to remind myself on days when life seems ‘not so good’.  His faithfulness is never dictated by my circumstances. Future self, remember to give thanks in everything!

 

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8 thoughts on “A Note to my Future Self on Thankfulness

  1. What a great post!
    I especially like the lines: “Maybe everything would fall into place if I woke up tomorrow and remembered to thank Him.” and “His faithfulness is never dictated by my circumstances.”

    Peace! 🙂 Beth

  2. I was just thinking this morning about how often, when a dark cloud is overhead, we can’t see the blue skies, how when a bee stings, we forget to see all the flowers, how we forget all our faithful friends while we obsess over the cruel remark by a non-friend. When our cup is half empty, and not half full. Thanks for your post-affirmation!

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  4. “If the only prayer you say in your life is, “Thank You”.. it will be enough..!!” ~~Eckhart von Hochheim (Meister Eckhart) God Bless.. 🙂

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