Please join me in my weekly posts as we celebrate the blessings of God in our lives .

Sometimes, you just have to kick up your heels and celebrate your life, no matter the circumstances.  It’s easy to focus on the things that aren’t going well in our lives, but we need to focus our attention on God’s sufficiency of grace and mercy.

Among my regular features are The Little Black Dress’ Whimsy, Wit and Wisdom, A FabYOUlous You, Monday Muse and the ever popular Thankful Thursday’s.

I’ve been blogging for four years, and it all came together with Thankful Thurday’s. It was a typical morning for the Sons of Thunder and myself. We were scrambling for breakfast, searching for backpacks, digging through the never-ending mound of socks for a matching pair ( really I am not  exaggerating) and trying to find homework that was misplaced for the umpteenth time. Oh, and of course lets’ not forget the library books. Where are the library books? And what about breakfast?  Who has a breakfast bar to spare?  And I think to myself,  Dear Lord, please help me and take a big deep breath!

Frustration loomed everywhere and our morning was getting off to a very crazy start as you can tell.

Winters (as I affectionately call my husband) stood in the garage, just shaking his head as we prepared to drive away.  Just getting the three Sons of Thunder loaded in the car is a feat in itself.  If we can make it  to the sanctuary of the driveway we are assured to make it to school on time…

Well, then again, at least we hope so, as long as one of the Sons does not say “I think I forgot…

I simply remember, Winters and I caught eyes again, and I said;

Thank God we have a car to drive

Thank God our children are healthy

Thank God we have money to pay for the car and for this life we are trying to rebuild and the endless mound of socks because that means we have socks to wear.

Thank God we have food on the table and friends to celebrate our life with!

Yes, Winters it is Thankful Thursday and we both laughed, but we also reflected on the fact that, yes, indeed, we were really so thankful.

That is how I started this simple series each week.  I, like many of you, get distracted by the difficulties of life. But I want to acknowledge and remember all the good and abundant blessings in my life today and every day.

When we focus our attention on being thankful and grateful it keeps our heart soft and pliable.  It stirs us away from having a critical and negative spirit and makes us better women of God!

So, I invite you to come and join throughout the week where we can share and enjoy our lives Thursdays together.