This is not a “new” idea. Thankful Thursday has been around for years. Back when I was regularly posting on my personal blog I often put up a Thankful Thursday post. I searched the internet looking for the originator of the idea but it is hosted on so many different blogs I couldn’t begin to guess who gets the credit for it. My personal blog doesn’t get posted on anymore but I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude lately. I’m going to be putting up a Thankful Thursday post regularly on this blog. Sometimes it will be about reading or blogging and other times it will be more personal.
I came across this quote last week. It really touched me.
“So isn’t it better to see with our eyes and hearts even the small things we can be thankful for, rather than magnifying the negative in our current condition?”
—Dieter F. Uchtdorf
I’ve been really trying to do that this past week. As I’ve mentioned before one of my children has some health issues. Sometimes it is way too easy to focus on the negative instead of the positive, especially when my son having a hard day. Instead I’ve been trying to focus on the bump in the road I’m trying to be grateful that overall he is doing so much better now than he has been in the past. Most days are now good days instead of bad. We have finally found some great doctors who listen. And I’m especially grateful that I have enough faith and hope to know that things will turn out just as the Lord has promised and he will be fine.
I invite you to join me…. Put up your own post, leave a comment or just take a minute to think of something you are grateful for.