Monday, October 15, 2007

Start Being Thankful!

As you know, Jason and I work at our church. He is the Pastor of Spiritual Formation (He was recently licensed!!) and I'm the "Worship Arts Coordinator". I really love my job and being able to do ministry together wtih my husband. God has blessed us with an amazing church and amazing leadership over us. God is so good.

Although we are sooo blessed (and we are), life can be a rollarcoaster. We are newlyweds of only 3 1/2 years, have a 16 month old baby, are fighting our way out of student loans....still, and are trying to find a way to balance ministry, family and life. This summer I realzed that I had started growing bitter about some things in my life. Jason brough to my attention, as he does so well, that maybe we had stopped being grateful. I lost what gratitude was all about. Okay, so he was right.

So I have started to make it a priority to say what I'm thankful for matter what.

I'm thankful that I have such a great place to work at and do my dream job. I am thankful for such a great husband who is so supportive, encouraging and challenging...all in one. I am thankful that I have a place to live ....even when the next door neighbors dogs are barking at 1:00 AM behind my bedroom window!!!! I am thankful for such a beautiful son who makes me laugh, smile and cry...all in one. Lol. I am thankful for such amazing friends who don't judge me, who believe in me and who tell me like it is. I'm thankful for Coldstone Icecream. Without you I'd probably be 5 lbs lighter, but your yumminess is too good to pass up once a month.

Have you forgotten how to be thankful? Truly? Maybe you haven't....I wish I could be like you then. Either way, what are you thankful for?

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I am thankful for my wonderful husband, my beautiful little girl, my family,my awesome friends and our jobs so that we will be able to put food on the table, macaroni and cheese,coffee, Dr. Pepper and for the Lord as He is the only one that has provided all these things and even our tiny little apartment, without thankfulness where would we be??
I love you Natalie! and I love your family...God is good