It's been way too long since I did this. I really need to focus on thankfulness more often. Right now, when I'm discouraged about certain things, this really helps me to focus on the goodness in my life.
I'm surrounded by blessings, big and small:
-hugs from my little man
-kicks from my little lady (eleven days until I hold her!)
-helpfulness and sweetness from my big girls
-hard work and sacrifice from my husband
-phone calls from far away mom, dad, and sis
-blue skies and golden leaves
-food in the cupboards
-wonderful dishwasher and laundry machines!
and most of all:
-Faith in my Lord
Even though it seems there may be dark times ahead, I know my God is beside me, He is bigger than any man, and He will not forsake His children. I am thankful to be able to call on Him for courage and strength.