Summer is winding down and Fall is in the air. It has been a great summer and I’m thankful for the fun we’ve had, places we’ve been and time with family and friends.
Time away tends to present new perspectives. Does this happen to you too? It seems when we get away from the routine of life, we return with renewed energy and new ideas.
This summer has taught me the value of spending time with family. Seems like I keep realizing this more and more. I’m thankful, so thankful, for time with my people.
There is so much to be thankful for, even when our life is not turning out as we want it to. It saddens me to not be a mother but I am so thankful to be an aunt. In fact, I think being an auntie fits me perfect. I treasure the times with my nieces. They keep me young. They make me laugh.
Life is short. We tend to realize this more after we lose a loved one. What if we spent whatever days we had left being thankful? That means not complaining. Instead of complaining, look for the positive.
There will always be situations of regret in each of our lives. Some of them are out of our control. But many of them we can control. Today. We can get over a grudge. We can forgive. The Bible says if we do not forgive others, God does not forgive us.
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6:14-15
This world would be a much better place if everyone were more thankful, forgave others, appreciated life. And it can begin with you and me. Who’s with me?
What are you thankful for today?