FMF – Blessing

I know.  I know.  It’s not Friday.  It’s not even Thursday, which is when I usually write my FMF post.  But I’m trying to catch up and start being consistent.  Part of that whole life change thing I wrote about earlier today.  So in the spirit of trying to start writing on a consistent basis, I’m going to add my contribution to the FMF word from last week.  And hopefully I will remember to add this week’s once it is posted.

Speaking of Five Minute Fridays, did you see that there is now a dedicated website, and that it is GORGEOUS?  I know I will enjoy being there on a regular basis.

On to the word, which is Blessing.

GO.

Blessings.  I have so many.  In fact, I spent over a year counting them.  That’s the purpose of the Joy Dare and the book that Ann Voskamp wrote.  It’s called One Thousand Gifts.  I have them listed in my tags.  Just search for #1000Gifts if you’re interested in what I count as a blessing.

Because I need to go back and read through them.  I find myself being so negative lately.  Towards Dale, towards the girls, towards my job, and towards people in general.  But that’s not how it’s supposed to be.  I’m supposed to be grateful.  Grateful Everyday.  The name of this blog.  That’s what I’m supposed to do.  And yet, I don’t always feel grateful.

But I’m going to change.  I’m thankful for my husband, his love for me, and his job that allows us a good home and good health insurance.  I’m thankful for my girls, all three of them.  From the youngest who makes me laugh, to the oldest who makes me think and reason better, to the middle who is just a good friend.  I’m thankful for my sister and the love of our parents and the example they gave us.  I’m thankful for my church where we have chosen our friends and become family.

STOP

That’s it.  That’s my five minutes.  I’m sure I could go on, but I’m going to hold back.  I’m going to try to include at least one blessing, one gift per post.  I see this blog becoming more of a journal or writing exercise type of blog.  I could be wrong.  But my immediate goal is to simply write, to try to write every day, but to write.

And when I do, I will try to be grateful.

Hugs,
Melinda

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