Psalm 107:1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His lovingkindness is everlasting.
My husband reminded me the other day that I have been focusing too much on the negative in my life lately. He reminded me I still have so many good things in my life to be thankful for. I was talking with a friend at lunch the other day and we were discussing how we always focus on the things we do not have rather than being thankful for the things we do have. I will admit I have fallen into this trap during this season of life. I have often thought if I had my daughter life would be perfect. Then I must remind myself, it would not be, there would still be problems we would face. I would have probably still lost my job, our dog might still have died, and so on.
So, this post is going to be a post about thanksgiving. My life has been difficult lately, but I still have so much to be thankful for. I have an amazing husband who has been incredibly supportive as we have walked this path together. I have two amazing daughters who are healthy and have been just as supportive and helpful during this hard time for our family. I have wonderful in-laws who have dropped everything several times just to spend the day with us when times were extremely hard. I have great parents and siblings who have been there for us through all of this. We have been blessed with church family and friends who have found different ways to show their love and support for us.
I may have lost my sweet little Yorkie, but God has blessed me with a new puppy that has been just what I needed. God brings dogs into my life when I needed them the most. They have been a wonderful gift from God to me. I lost my job, but I recently have been blessed with a new job in the career field that I have worked for several years to be in and I can tell instantly this is where He wants me to be.
Many times, life does not go the way we have planned. Yet many times the way life turns out can be so much better. Let’s not focus on what we do not have, instead let’s focus on what we do have. I hope you find the good in your life and not focus on the negative. I have found more joy in life recently when I stopped focusing on the negative. Give thanks to the Lord, His love for us is everlasting! His blessings are ever-present around us. When was the last time you stopped and noticed them?