So, I have my list in front of me, the list I've been keeping all week to remember what I'm thankful for. And I can't, for the life of me, decide how to start this post. I'm not feeling very thankful right at this moment. I guess this is why it's a spiritual discipline. You do this whether you feel like it or not. Kind of like love. That actually leads me to the first thing that I'm thankful for:
11. My husband's willingness to work on our marriage, even when he doesn't think that anything's the matter.
12. Fresh-baked goods, particularly the pumpkin scones my daughters made.
13. The baby saying, "Mama" for the first time.
14. Ian feeding himself.
15. Emma's incredible abilities at gymnastics.
16. David's bully leaving gymnastics class. (Thank you, Lord, for that answer to prayer.)
17. Fresh milk from the creamery.
18. Story time at our library and the sweet friends we're making there.
19. Ian making us laugh. On purpose.
20. Baking Day with my girls.
21. Shoes on my children's feet.
23. And finally, a moment alone.
I find that I have many things to be grateful for, not the least of which is my ability to be grateful. Thank you, Lord.