Friday, July 8, 2011

Five Minutes Of Grateful

Here's all the info over at The Gypsy Mama's page!  

This week is all about Grateful for Five Minutes....

Have you ever really thought about what you are truly grateful for? Really chewed on it and mulled it over for a bit?  

We tell our children all the time that they should be grateful for things...if they're not grateful then they might as well not have the thing.  Is gratefulness and attitude of the heart or an action word?
I really wish we as a society would learn to be many times I've heard that we need a bigger house from "strangers" because we "only" have a 3 bedroom house and we've got 5 kids....we do just fine with what God's given us provided we have the right perspective.  Moving to a bigger house just makes more room for more "stuff" that needs taken care of and therefore uses time that we could be spending on much more important things like playing with our kiddo's, having people over, helping someone else or whatever God sets in our path.  

I've been pondering lately about how there's almost always a blessing to be grateful for in every situation, whether the situation is fantastic or really not too great.  If it's great you really don't have to look to hard, but the worse the situation is the harder you have to look but even if it's just that God's there with you holding you through the muck that is still a blessing.  The muck makes you ever more grateful for the better things that come as well.

I am so grateful for the blessing of a wonderful hubby and 5 littles, especially "bean" who is finally growing and smiling lots and doing so much better!

It's your turn, leave me a link so I can swing by your "place" for a visit! 


  1. What a beautiful picture! I'm sharing your grateful thoughts, as well. :) (from gypsymama

  2. Perfectly said. I believe gratefulness is an attitude of the heart that brings forth action. I could relate with your house example. When I was young I used to think I wanted a big house, but as I am getting older I see the value of having just enough house.

    Oh, your little one is cute!

    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my Five Minute post.

  3. Sarah - You are right, a bigger house lends itself to the temptation to fill it up with stuff. And once that house becomes full with too much stuff, we think we need an even bigger house. So the vicious cycle of wanting more, and worshipping materialism goes on and on.

    I have sold my house and moved into a smaller apartment, and felt "richer" for it. I feel an abundance, of both time and money, because I'm not using them to buy stuff.

    I'm glad to meet a woman who truly knows how to count her blessings. Take care and I hope you stop by again soon. Mila


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