Happy New Year, 4:13ers! Are you ready to start 2024?
Well, as 2023 comes to a close, I’ve been looking back—or I guess I should say I’ve been listening back—through my audio pictures from this past year. And girl, I found so many moments for which I’m super thankful.
I hope your heart is full this Thanksgiving weekend—even fuller than your tummy! Today, KC and I just want to speak blessings over you and lift you up in prayer to our Heavenly Father.
So pause, quiet your thoughts, take a deep breath, and receive these blessings…
I overheard the ladies at the table near me in my favorite tea room. They were deep in conversation. The shop was small and they were loud, so I could hear every negative and complaining word — even without trying! One was obsessed with how her husband didn’t measure up to her standards; the other was consumed with bitterness over a boss who she didn’t think valued her as she thought she deserved.
It struck me that they were both miserable — not because of what they lacked, but because of what they had. One was married; she had a husband, security and companionship. The other was employed; she had a job which provided her security and income. Yet, both were miserable and discontent with the portion they had.
I’ve been there too. That’s probably why their conversation struck such a familiar tone with in me! I often complain about what I have, overlooking the blessing it really is.
It’s Thanksgiving! This wonderful holiday begs us to recognize life’s blessings – both big and small.
There are some extraordinarily ordinary things I am thankful for, so I thought I would share part of my list with you. I hope you will share part of your extraordinarily ordinary grateful list with me too!