Hey guys, I know it’s been a long while since my last post, so here’s what I have been up to:
First, my husband had a surgery, which made him incapable of working for two weeks, and just about doubled my workload for a few weeks. That’s why I initially stopped blogging. After that, I think I just got overwhelmed with everything there was to do, and didn’t have time (or if I did, I didn’t feel like it) to sit down and write out a coherent post. Summertime is so busy. Comment below what you have been busy doing this summer!
Okay, today’s post is about something that has been on my mind for a while. Thankfulness.
Scroll through social media long enough and you will find people who have better things than you. Better vacations, cuter clothes, better hair, seemingly endless fun activities like dinner out and shopping with friends. Their lives look so wonderful, it’s easy to forget that you are looking at the squeaky-clean side of their life and not the down-to-earth, real, honest-to-goodness side. They may go on expensive vacations, but is their marriage failing? They may have a shiny new car, but is their job giving them problems? What about their looks? Yes, they seem to be flawless, but are you sure that’s not a filter or makeup covering up their worry lines? We don’t know what other people are going through in their lives, so why be jealous? You might actually have it way better than you think!
So today I have a challenge for you: Every time you see a picture on facebook, or someone makes you feel jealous of something they have that you don’t, thank God for one thing in your life.
Did someone buy a new dishwasher, and you are still doing dishes by hand? Thank God for giving you food to make the dishes dirty.
Did someone post a photo of themselves with friends looking especially happy, on a day when you were feeling especially lonely? Thank God that you know what it’s like to be with friends and have a good time.
Did someone just get promoted, and you are still doing the same thing you’ve been doing for five years? Thank God that you have a stable job.
Thankfulness doesn’t come naturally. It’s something that we have to remind ourselves to do. I would suggest printing out some of these quotes and putting them up in your home, so you can be reminded daily to be thankful.
Download this one Here
Download this one Here
Have Thanksgiving in July!