Hi friends– Perhaps I should have this verse tattooed to my arm– maybe then I would always be reminded to give thanks daily, not rush through my hours with a heart unmoved to gratitude. God’s shower of blessings, those seen and others unnoticed deserve my constant thankfulness.
But I met a someone who had another solution. We were sitting at a baby shower a couple weeks ago. The adorable, soon-to-be new mom was opening packages of shiny news children’s books and softy little pajamas, when a woman nearby heard her phone start to play a song. “Oh,” she exclaimed as she extracted in from her bag. “I have my phone set to play that song every day at this time, as a reminder to give thanks!” That made us smile.
So this day, I’m giving thanks for Larry’s new job, for happy kids these last weeks in room #2 at school, for time to talk with Micah home from Shanghai, for the best olives and seeded bread waiting on the counter for a little Spanish meal tomorrow.
I am thankful.