I already consider myself a grateful person but I want and desire to be even 'more so' in this coming year.
I want to stop focusing so much on what I want and be more conscious of what I already have. Take my kitchen for example....we have wanted to remodel it for years but something always gets in the way. This past year, we decided to rebuild our boat dock which was a long and expensive venture to put it mildly. Before that, it was updating the porch and patio and on and on. I find myself bemoaning the fact that my kitchen keeps dropping to the bottom of things.
But yesterday, while drinking tea and playing on the computer in my kitchen.....I really stopped and looked at it. Yes, it is dated but I thought of all the wonderful meals I have prepared in this space. I love cooking and consider myself good at it. So many women have modern kitchens with fabulous appliances that can't boil water or fry an egg. I am grateful for actually using my kitchen and making it a happy place in our home.
I loved the way I was looking at my kitchen instead of crabbing about the remodeling of it. Yes, I want it redone and it will happen this year or the next but right now, I am thanking God I have a kitchen.....so many do not in this world today.
Everything rests in our attitudes, doesn't it? The way we choose to look at things can make or break our daily lives.
Thankful for all of you this beautiful and cold Sunday. ♥