Our pastor talked yesterday about finding out what type of person we are becoming. He said that "We are the one's that have to change our minds, with God's help, to become more positive and uplifting people." Then, he told us to ask someone close to us what kind of person we are becoming. I knew that without asking I am becoming a cynic. I am more prone now than ever to expect the worse instead of being optimistic like I used to be. I guess it's because over the last couple of years things have been so hard. But, those experiences should shape us and not harden us. They should make us more compassionate not bitter. What if we went through something so that we can minister down the road to someone who needs us and our experiences. Since God is the the God of yesterday, today and tomorrow, He can see exactly why he let's us go though that which we all go though. I could not endure some of the things I read about in my blog friends lives. God knew that. But, I am still here after weathering the storms of the last few years. He has blessed us so. Thus, starts my list. 1000 grateful things. So today and everyday that I think of it I will post my blessings. Maybe you'll come along too. It might just CHANGE OUR PERSPECTIVE. It is a beautiful world we live in. Turn off the news. Let the weather take care of itself. Let's find joy together.
1. My family all of them. Immediate and distant.
2. The house we live in, in a safe neighborhood and more.
3. For 3 healthy strong independent children.
4. A marriage that has lasted and is full of love. Even when heated up.
5. The view out of the window by my computer.
Now it's your turn....