This is my eighth week of participating in Grains of Gratitude. I am grateful to Christine for starting this. It has given me the opportunity to start the week out with an attitude of thankfulness and looking forward.
I am grateful that perception is not always reality. Especially my perceptions. Sometimes I tend to be a “half empty” kind of person. God is a “full and overflowing Father.” Even when I perceive things incorrectly, He remains, giving abundantly and passionately. It usually takes less than 24 hours to readjust my attitude, but the reality of God’s goodness it there—whether I acknowledge it or not.
I am grateful for the twenty-something year old young man who is teaching my boys PE class. He is amazingly patient and very organized and given my boys a chance to have an opportunity that cannot be created with a creaking mommy (me) and two little boys, no matter how energetic.
I am grateful for the lovely young woman who is teaching the drama class my boys are also taking. She is creative and gentle and thoughtful. She, too, provides a setting that I could not, no matter how I tried.
And I am grateful to the other homeschooling parents and children who participate in the group we meet with. It is a wonderful thing for me to look around and see so many other families who are on parallel paths as ours, unique, but with similar goals. It is a little lonely sometimes. A couple weeks ago, during one of the boys activities, I spent a half hour or so talking with an engaging, older boy. He asked if I minded if he worked on his project near me. (It wasn’t a quiet project.) I didn’t and he immediately shared his goal for the project and walked through the process with me. He was funny and articulate and I was just impressed with his maturity and insight. I was grateful for his company and a glimpse of someone my boys might be growing up to be like. I am grateful that I live where homeschooling is an option for my family. We have been blessed by the journey.
What are you grateful for?
Grains of Gratitude was started by Christine at Brady’s Bunch.
This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26