10 Things I’m Grateful For Today

After a long weekend and celebrating Thanksgiving, how could I not be grateful?!
Thanking the Lord for these things today:

  • My mom is home and doesn’t need the Home Health Care offered her, and will be able to walk without the assistance of a walker or cane, since she’s been doing SO great! Such a huge praise–thanks for all YOUR prayers!
  • My son’s team won their division in the Turkey Bowl touch football competition Saturday at the L’s annual event after coming in 2nd for the last few years! Yay, Dane!! Way to go!!
  • Feeling of accomplishment!  Half of my Christmas Decorations are up (this is a 2-3 day project)–I LOVE decorating:)
  • Our home feels so warm and cozy with Christmas decorations up–so grateful to be able to emphasize Christ’s birth!
  • Grateful to have saved money while finding Christmas gifts, and birthday gifts for the upcoming year, via online sales over the weekend!
  • My invitations are printed out and mostly delivered for our annual Christmas get-together.
  • Our family spent lovely time together reading Christmas stories.
  • The peace the Lord has given in the midst of busy schedules.
  • Opportunities to share the gospel with someone I love and disciple a friend this past week–thankful for God’s working–praise the Lord!
  • Jesus Christ came to earth as a baby to die on the cross for me, gaining the victory over death and sin forever through His shed blood on the cross and resurrection–Hallelujah!

So, what are you thankful for this Monday?  Remember, Mondays Are G.R.E.A.T.! (Glad, Rejoicing, Encouraging, And Thankful!)

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The Impact of Attitude in Our Home

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”

Chuck Swindoll

If you’re not content now, then you won’t be content even if all your circumstances change the way you’d like them to.  Your attitude is the most important thing that needs to change.

The attitude that you have towards circumstances, and how you communicate that attitude through your words, is what your children will believe, and live out.  If you feel sorry for them about some circumstance in their life, especially an unchangeable one, they will feel sorry for themselves about it.  If you communicate contentment, thankfulness and joy, they will feel thankful and joyful.

Short and sweet, but this could be the most life-changing Homemaking Tip you or I will ever get–that is, if we apply it.

I’m linked up with the Homemaking Linkup  and Women Living Well Wednesday linkup today–please join in!

By the Grace of my Heavenly Father alone, through His Son, Jesus Christ.

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