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    Holiday Gifts

Thankful For Imperfections

Today, as I spend time cleaning and cooking in order to prepare for Thanksgiving day at my house, I had to remind myself to be thankful. Thankful for imperfections that could otherwise make me crazy.

  • The couch we want to replace. At least we have a couch for company to sit on.
  • A fridge that needs to be cleaned out. We have food to fill it.
  • The dirt on the walls. We have a roof over our heads big enough to house many guests.
  • The charcoal from the wood stove my daughter used to draw on the carpet with Saturday. We do have a cheap way to heat our home and the carpet cleaner on loan from a friend cleaned it right up.
  • Floors that need mopping. There will be many little feet running on them in a few days. Cousins bonding and playing! Not much better.
  • The old riding lawn mower that picked up leaves for me yesterday. 4 hours of leaf picking up on the mower. Can’t imagine how long it would take to rake by hand.
  • Messy children’s bedrooms. They are busy making memories!
  • Peppermint creamer. ‘nough said!

There are so many things to be thankful for every single day. While I don’t want to focus my attention on thankfulness for material items, we should be thankful for what we do have, even if it’s not perfect. It’s a blessing regardless.

Micah 7:19, “…he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Melinda, it always great to hear someone share their thankful heart this time of year. Your words are a witness of someone who feels extremely blessed. I hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving! Blessings!
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  2. Melinda – I came to your site from a comment you made on socialtriggers (your photo thumbnail intrigued me). I wanted comment on this post because I am Thankful today too, but I have no husband, no children, and no family to speak of, so enjoy your chaos :o) I am recently homeless, my only family is with me, my two beloved dogs. After several weeks I met a Pastor and his wife who are teaching me about Christ and they have allowed to stay in a vacant rental property of theirs. I am so grateful. Yesterday I had dinner at their house. This is a brand new journey for me, and I too feel often like running out the door, but like you, I plan to stumble along and be thankful, and I cant wait to read more of your blog. I have often dreamed of living in the Pacific northwest because I LOVE rain, but alas I live in Florida, where it is sunny, and warm, and dry :o)
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    • Welcome and thank you Kathleen! I’m so glad to have you here and for the blessings this family has been for you!

  3. Sue @ Suluban Cliff

    Hi, I have stumble upon your website accidentally and it’s really nice to read that you have been so blessed. I just got to know Jesus recently and I hope I can do know Him better and get blessed by His words.

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