Give Thanks

I’m cleaning my house, really cleaning it, for the first time in a while. It has literally taken me two complete days to get it under control. I may never walk right again. While removing Thanksgiving stickers from my window (what month is it again?), I came across a “Give Thanks” sticker that I’ve decided to keep. I need the reminder.

I’ve spent a good deal of the last few months being seriously unhappy. Unhappy with work, with how dirty my house is, how tired I am and how little free time I have to do the things I really love. And don’t get me wrong, those feelings are still there. But today, as I look out over my spacious deck, my pool, my cows, and my beautiful home place, while the cutest kid you’ve ever seen learns to read, as my patient husband changes my oil in my beloved Jeep, I am giving thanks. Because even though life isn’t exactly where I want it to be, it’s a heck of a lot better than I ever dreamed it would be. I never in a million years imagined I’d be where I am today. But as usual, God plans for the best even when you’re too stupid to get there on your own. He truly did bless the broken road that brought me to where I am today. And for all of that, I am truly thankful.

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