Friday, January 25, 2013

again and again.......

It's Friday which means it's time to dance and sing (the daycare kids and I have a song and dance to celebrate this glorious day). Friday is also the day in which Lisa-Jo hosts Five Minute Fridays and I humbly join the party of words strung together in five short minutes by a group of fantastic writers. The rules are simple. Write for five minutes flat, no backtracking/editing/over thinking, share your link at Lisa-Jo's, and share the love by reading what others have written. It's great fun and so inspiring. Won't you join us? I promise, you'll be blessed!

Today's word: AGAIN

Again and again. Over and over. 

Many aspects in our lives my life need to be done again and again....and again and again....The laundry, the dishes, feeding the family, paying the bills, going to work. The monotony causes our my attitude to falter. Yet, if I can learn the attitude of gratitude, offering thanks again and again/over and over, God transforms this attitude and opens my eyes. Instead of seeing the drudgery, I can see the blessings.

Laundry? He has provided clothes and given me a family in which to cloth. 

Dishes and feeding the family? Again, I am thankful for his provisions and for a family in which to feed. There are mothers who are wondering how they are going to feed their family today.

House to clean? OH, THANK YOU, FATHER! You have given me and my family a home in which we gather, in which we are kept warm during these very cold Minnesota days. There are homeless who are cold today, worried about finding shelter today. 

"Going" to work and paying bills? Thank you, God, for giving me a job that I LOVE. Thank you for giving a job in which pays the bills. Thank you for giving me the ability to provide for my family. There are many without jobs, struggling to pay the bills.

Again and again I will praise You for I am indeed blessed!


5 comments:

  1. Amen! The power... the gift - of changing our perspectives and counting blessings! Love this!

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  2. AMEN! Perspective is key and gratitude helps keep our eyes fixed on Him, don't you think?

    I can't remember my life before counting gifts...I want to keep it that way :) {HUGS}

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  3. My prayer is that I continue to count blessings all the days of my life! Thanks for stopping by, Nikki and Karrilee! May your weekend by FULL of seeing His gifts.

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