Friday 15 November 2013

Being thankful on busy days

Recently, I've been thinking about being thankful on days when there seems to be too much on. You probably know the sort of day: someone needs an unexpected visit to the doctor, the washing machine breaks down, there are two group teaching sessions which need preparation, your husband is busier than usual, no one can work without needing almost one to one attention, visitors are expected and the house is a tip. Perhaps because I'm getting old, it dawned on me that these are blessings and one day, I will look back and miss these things. It is time to appreciate things as they are. 

Just a few thankful thoughts that I need to remember on days when there is too much happening:
  • Being busy is often because we are needed by family, friends or for service in our church or home education group. One day, the children will be grown up, the current older generation who need our care will no longer be there, age and ill health may mean that it will be possible to do far less.

  • Good health so that it is possible to do these things is a gift. 

  • There is no time to be lonely, bored or worry about trivia.

  • God knows and has ordered the details of our day.
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then Thou knewest my path.
Psalm 142verse3

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  1. Thanks so much for this post Sarah. Our situation is busy too but there is so much to be thankful for and if Jesus Christ is our Saviour we have a true Frriend to come to with all our cares.

    1. So true, Rachel. It is wonderful to have a Friend to whom we can always turn.

  2. Sometimes I forget to be thankful in the rush of things, but I am getting better at this. My weekly Bible study of Luke has been a great time of refocusing on the important things. :)

  3. Being thankful, I think, is one of the keys to a deep contentment as well as a general peace and happiness towards life, regardless of the situation life hurls at you. It is something I try to encourage in my children. Focussing on what they have rather than what they think they ought to have (whether it be time, possessions or people) can help with a positive attitude. It's a loooong lesson to learn, sometimes!