Monday, March 25, 2013

Positive

 The old Palatine Church, Fort Plain, NY, built in 1770.

I am really trying to be positive today.  It hasn't been easy, but I'm trying.  I don't want my blog (or my life) to be a constant downer, even though sometimes life IS a downer.   I know this season of difficulties isn't forever, and that change and better days will come.  Just as mountaintops don't last, neither do valleys (although admittedly the valleys are more common).  So here goes some genuine gratitude:  

Thank you, Lord, for my family and my life.  
Thank you for a job that I genuinely enjoy most of the time.  
Thank you that my kids are healthy even in the midst of their other 
      troubles.  
Thank you for friends and family who will pray with us and for us, 
      encourage us and hold us accountable.  
Thank you for good counsel from friends, family and 
      professionals.  
Thank you for the little pleasures in my life - pets, plants, and 
      books.
Thank you for my husband, who loves me.
Thank you that spring is almost here in CNY, that I can hear the 
      snow melting and the birds starting their spring songs and see 
      the flower bulbs sprouting through the snow. 
Thank you for the hyacinth flowers perfuming the air in my house.
Thank you for loving and holding me, Jesus.

Thanks.