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.


Colossians 4:2

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and THANKFUL”


Colossians 3:15

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts….And be THANKFUL”


Psalm 106:1

“Praise the Lord. Give THANKS to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.”

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