Monday, November 5, 2012

Thankful, Excited, Inspired

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:21)

I've written on the topic of gratitude several times in the past. Here are just a few of my previous posts:

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever" (Psalm 107:1 & Psalm 136:1)

"Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Ephesians 5:20)

I'm grateful for so many things. The Lord has truly blessed me. I'm learning to be grateful for even the "little" things or the "little" victories. Living in chronic pain offers the opportunity to show gratitude for things that we may have never even noticed before the pain began or became chronic and/or debilitating.

"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him" (Colossians 3:17)

Today's prompt is to write a list of 3 things that I'm thankful for / excited about / or inspired by. I think I'll do a top 3 list for each of these.

3 things I'm thankful for:

  • having a generous and merciful God
  • the ability and opportunity to share God's gift with others
  • our little Honey Bee

3 things I'm excited about:

  • my sister coming into town for the holidays
  • one of my best friends getting married next summer
  • Honey Bee's progress with our new training program

3 things I'm inspired by:

  • other chronic pain warriors that I've met online
  • my loving family
  • my faith / my God

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

What are YOU thankful for today?

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  1. Hi Jamie,

    I just wanted to share that I am "Thankful for YOU" for taking time to share your journey with others, for finding strength and courage to simply post your thoughts, feelings, struggles, joys and everything else on this Blog.

    Always thinking of you and hoping you are having more good days than bad.

    1. Mamie, thank you so much for your kind words. It means a lot to me. I hope that you're doing alright. I think of you and keep you rin my prayers. Blessings. <><


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