Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thankful


Caught another bug this weekend, thanks to a sick teacher who felt compelled to cough on all of us. I actually got angry Monday morning when I woke up with a fever. I was looking forward to meeting with Missy and her hubby for breakfast--my only chance to see her for a spell. I decided fuming wasn't productive..although the adrenaline may be helping my recovery! Instead of fuming, I chose to count blessings instead. . .

When I am ill, I'm thankful that I'm alive
When I have pain, I'm thankful that I can feel

When there is too much going on, I'm thankful for my family
When the alarm rings too early, I'm thankful that I can work

When the phone rings endlessly, I'm thankful I have friends
When there is ugliness all around, I'm thankful that I can see
When my tinnitus is at its loudest, I'm thankful that I can hear
When my feet hurt, I'm thankful that I can walk

When life is overwhelming, I'm thankful for Yahweh

What are you thankful for?

3 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

I am thankful for you Karen and all of the encouragement that you send me.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Connie said...

I'm thankful that I have a BIG INCLUSIVE GOD!!!

karen said...

Thank you, Bob...back atcha, too! :-)

Sister...AAAAAAMMMMMMMEEEEEEEENNNN!
Can ya hear 'em? Deborah, Junia, Phoebe, Chloe, Nympha, Priscilla, and the first apostles, the Marys and Joanna?