I spent most of last evening in an emergency room with my husband.
An unknown bug bit him about a week ago and that led to an infection, which then led to antibiotics, which then led to swelling, rash, and a 4 day long headache, which then led to chest pain and nausea.
As we sat in the exam room awaiting the results of test after test, I found myself looking for the “good”.
The EKG came back “good”.
The CT scan came back “good”.
Our hearts were filled with gratitude.
Last week, while visiting my grandsons I also had my heart filled with gratitude.
They were sick with colds and I felt badly about that and have been praying for their recovery, but I also remember the extra cuddling we experienced that day.
We played, but there were more moments of “grandma, will you just hold me?”
“Will you read me a story?” “Will you cuddle me?”
There was “good” to be found in this situation as well.
I can say the same with my little one-year-old granddaughter.
She is not walking yet. In fact, this little girl scoots rather than crawls at this point.
And yet again, as I played with her last week I found myself being amazed at her “words”. She can repeat most anything she tries to repeat.
She amazes me with her communication skills.
As I drove home, I remember thanking God for her amazing ability to speak.
It was the “good” that I was focused on.
What are you thankful for today?
Big (as in no heart attack) or little (as in a cuddling moment)…
It doesn’t matter,
But may be approach this day with a thankful heart
To the One who deserves All Thanks and Praise.
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and THANKFUL”
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts….And be THANKFUL”
“Praise the Lord. Give THANKS to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.”