Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thankful Thursday

It is that time of the week focus on something I am thankful for. I read this quote yesterday,

"What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?"

What if? What did you thank God for yesterday? What will you thank him for today? The truth is, I don't thank him enough. And it is so easy to take things for granted! I remember a few years ago when we lost electricity for 8 days. I said during that time, "I will thank God everyday for electricity." Guess what, I haven't.

Around here it has been H.O.T.
(And that is putting it mildly.)
(I think it has been hot across the whole country!)
I took the kids outside for 10 minutes yesterday and was dripping. We needed to get out though. When I walked in my house, I was cooled off within about 2 minutes.

My mom and step dad's air conditioning went out on Monday. Tuesday night it was 84 degrees in their house! That is hot! After talking to my mom I started thinking about people in Africa, Mexico, Haiti and other parts of the world that live in small one room houses. Do you think they have A/C? Uhhh...NO! We are so used to air conditioning and electricity and 3 meals a day. It is so easy to forget about the people around the world that are not and to take these special blessing for granted.

Today I am thankful for air conditioning!

What are you thankful for? (I would love to hear.)


The Family Fun Mom said...

Well, friends, (obviously), and family, and shelter and food. But in the not obvious list, I am thankful for flip-flops, fun blogs to read, yummy smelling lotions, and great accessories!

Dee said...

wow, that IS a challenging quote!!
certainly something to think about.

thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself over at my blog, welcome :)