Thursday, November 21, 2013

Do you know how blessed you really are?

I had lunch with one of my bestest friends Amy, yesterday. We don't get to see each other very often ,but I always love our talks when we do get together. We were talking about some family drama, or some family members of ours in some messed up situations or what have you. (there is always some drama to catch up on when we get together!) And I told her sometimes I just sit back and think about how really blessed I am. I look at other peoples lives around me & think "that could be me.....". I am not trying to be judgmental or boast about how great my life is. I am just recognizing that I have a pretty awesome life only by the grace of God. Not by anything I have done. I have awesome parents & "in law parents". I have a very close knit family. I have an amazing husband. I have girlfriends I can always count on. I have a good job. Etc etc etc! I could go on for days.

Amy would be surprised how much blog post inspiration has come from our girl talks! But it seems like we always have this conversation when we get together. We reminisce on our high school/college days and see how far we've come. We both were in a really low place in our lives shortly after we became close friends our senior year of high school. We both were in HORRIBLE relationships. (or at least I was for sure) I wasn't myself. I had become a completely different person. & now I look back at that, which seems like another life time, and think "Wow... where would I be now if I would've continued to live my life like that..." Its a scarey thought. (my mom is shaking her head right now agreeing with me while shes reading this.. lol) My point is when you really sit down and think about where you could be right now ,but your not because God has a plan, you really start to be thankful.

I am trying to be more thankful. More grateful. Not just because its Thanksgiving & everyone is "being more thankful" & posting their "thankful" statuses on FB everyday. Its just been on my heart a lot lately. I want to be happy with where I'm at in my life right now. I want to be thankful for God's overflowing blessings. I want to recognize that "every good & perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights...". (James 1:17 NIV)

Do you have a thankful mindset?

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  1. I totally agree with this. Sometimes taking time to just sit back and just looking at how amazing our lives really are gives ua a better perspective on the world:)

  2. AGREE! It always makes me feel so warm and loved when I sit back and really think about just how blessed I am in this life.

    1. so true! most of us have got it made if we really think about it!

  3. Hey girly,
    I recently came across your blog and love it :) This post is so true, I think sometimes we get so busy with everyday life and working to get what we don't have that we forget to take a step back and realize what it is we do have. Great post!
    xoxo Brittany (fabulouslyfaint)

  4. Hi! Aw thanks so much! Exactly! Everyone would be much happier with their lives if they would be more thankful.