As any other red blooded American, I’m looking forward to the upcoming thankful feast. I’m even getting prepared for the discomfort dressing will give me after consuming way over the legal limit and the involuntary afternoon slumber the turkey will no doubt induce. I’m stepping up this year and not only going to cook mac-n-cheese for our feast (my husband’s family cooks EVERYTHING), but I’m also planning to try and create a dish I never have and pray that it’s outcome looks something like the picture I’ve downloaded from Pinterest. Time will only tell.
As this week begins, I am trying my absolute best to keep my eye on the things I’m most thankful for. We are so blessed in so many ways. I am very much aware of this and try and keep in a state of constant thankfulness.
I have to admit, though, it’s been a hard start due to the gloomy, cold, wet and windy weather. I seriously believe I may be solar powered. I’m not sure where God placed the solar panel, but I’m almost certain I have one. I’ve not really seen the surface of the sun (there have been glimpses of rays) since last Wednesday. Today is Monday.
I know, I know, someone reading this right now is thinking OH COME ON, SUCK IT UP…there are tons more things in this world that could be getting ya down. I really do know this. As an OPTIMISTIC thinker and all around HAPPY GAL…days like today don’t come often. I don’t tend to get really down about things. I mean, I’m sad when I watch the news or hear of yet another person who has been diagnosed with cancer, but I try not to watch the news and I always pray for the ill. I believe in God and know He holds our future. I believe He will give me joy in all circumstances just as long as I remain in thanksgiving and look to Him for guidance. I know this to be true. I’ve been revealed this in the past and know this joy will always be available to me. There are just some days like today…
So, as I start this THANKFUL WEEK with an outlook less happy than I believe I should, I am well aware that I just need to SUCK IT UP and pull out of this funk. And I will do it! I know the sun is still shining no matter the weather and God will pull back the clouds soon and show it to me once again. He will sustain me, He will reward me and I WILL HAVE A THANKFUL WEEK.
Thank You Lord, most of all for JESUS!