Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wednesday Thoughts

What a beautiful day we are going to have today.  The sun is shining here.  It's a little bit chilly.  Really chilly for the 4th of May in Missouri, but at least it isn't raining.

I got up this morning and went into town to walk my usual three miles, and as I was walking around the track I pondered just how very blessed most of us are.  Oh, I know there are people today enduring terrible situations.  Sickness, death, problems with children, or spouses, or parents.  And for those people I said a prayer.  But for most of us, myself included, life is just pretty good.

I have a house to live in, and bed to sleep on.  I have a family who loves me, and I love them.  I have a refrigerator full of food.  I have a car to take me where I need to go.  I have a job to go to.  And most of all, I know the Savior, Jesus Christ. He is with me every step of this wonderful life of mine.  He strengthens me for the hard times, and gives me His joy.  He encourages me when I get discouraged and want to just throw in the towel.  He comforts me when my heart is broken.  He loves me in spite of all my faults and failures.

I came back home from walking and started a load of laundry.  Thank you God for electricity, and for my washer and dryer. And thank you for all those people who live in my house that I get to do laundry for. I put on a big old crock pot full of Taco Soup.  Thank you God for food, and for a loving family to have dinner with tonight.  I got ready to go to work.  Thank you God for clothes to wear, and for a car to get me to work, and for a job that you have blessed me with.  And thank you so much Lord for all the awesome people you have brought into my life through Down On The Farm.  I have "met" so many people that have blessed me, and I hope I have been allowed to bless them just a little bit.

Today, please look around you at all you have to be thankful for. And actually tell our amazing God how much you appreciate Him and all He has blessed you with.  And, if you are going through a difficult time, turn that situation over to Jesus.  He is bigger than anything in your life.  And He loves you.


  1. Those are some great thoughts for today...thanks for sharing! It's all the little things!


  2. Oh, where to start in our reasons for thankfulness. We have a man in our church, and every time he is praying in our Prayer Meeting, he always says to God that he believes we live in the best place in the world - we have safety, peace, mild weather, and the Gospel.
    The older I get, the more right I think he is! We are so unbelievably well off.
    All these material and temporal blessings.... and Christ besides.

  3. We are blessed beyond measure. I am so thankful.