Gray November Day

12 Nov

Today I am thankful for time.

English: A Gray November Day

Most days I get worked up over time, the lack of it, really.

Frustration sets in as the clock ticks down the minutes.

I need to quit doing this to myself.

Life should not be a rush to the finish line. Where does the enjoyment go, if I’m racing to meet the clock?

And for what? So I can pack more stuff into my day? Just to be weighed down by the burden of it all?

This life is about more than schedules and check lists, and calendars.

I tell myself this again, as each day it is a struggle.

Slow down. Concentrate.

Just be there.

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Today I am thankful for:

* the rain on this gray November day

* morning walk with the dog, raincoat pulled tightly around me

* warm light in the kitchen, pooled on the counter tops

* the smell of breakfast

* new blogs to follow

* beautiful pictures to look at and enjoy

* dreaming

* creative ideas

* reading good books

* my husband, who loves me and wants to share life with me

* healthy kids

* fast approaching holidays

* geese flying overhead

* the car window fixed

* my new haircut

* praying with friends

* God who is faithful




2 Responses to “Gray November Day”

  1. theharvestprinciple November 12, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    I Thessalonians 5:18 “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

    When we express joy, God gives us more joy. When we complain, He gives us more to complain about. You are wise in giving thanks. We all should be more conscious of our words and our feelings. We should give Him praise, honor and glory, but especially thanks.
    Blessings,
    Andy

  2. Patti November 12, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    Hi Dawn! These words are exactly what I needed to hear. Sometimes just being in the moment and enjoying are the best things we can do!

    So many great things to be thankful for! Patti

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