Gratituesday: Ho…Hum…

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God is so good.  Each week when I think about what to write for my Gratituesday post, it’s never hard to come up with something to be thankful for. Because there is always so much to be thankful for.

And yet, I find myself trying to think of “something big” to tell you about. Some great event or situation that happened the previous week to share about how God is working in our lives.

Somehow it seems a little silly for me to write an entire Gratituesday post about how thankful I am that we have plenty of food in the house. Or that we were just given another box of hand-me-down clothes for the boys. Or that Matt has construction jobs lined up for several weeks.

Or…that we have a working toilet and running water. And electricity. And a computer. And a big kitchen. And beds–lots of them…and they are soft. And we have ceiling fans. And dishes. And soap. And shoes. And soft towels. And a washing machine. And a lawn mower.

Today’s Gratituesday is dedicated to all the little things. All the little things that are really big things when it comes right down to it. 

Because if you’ve ever not had a working toilet or running water…that suddenly becomes a big thing…right?

I’m thankful for all the comforts in life and for how God provides. He just provides.

Hooray for the little things!
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Comments

  1. Lesley says

    Amen! My little boy asked me the other night why I always start each prayer by saying thank you for everything. Well, we are beyond blessed. I am so thankful for a Father that cares about even the little things. I will testify that indeed if you find yourself without—you sure do learn to appreciate!!! Glory to God!

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  2. Ginger says

    Amen and Amen. He is such a good and faithful God to us. Good and faithful in His provision for the big and small things of life. So patient in His love and mercy for us. How awesome is the God we serve in His service to us.

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  3. says

    A tv pastor that I respect just challenged everyone to pray and thank God for 5 things that you are thankful for before you go to bed each night. I have been doing that and it is amazing how many things that we can praise him for each day. God is good!

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  4. says

    Hi Laura! I’ve tagged you for a “Queen of Awesome” award on my blog because I’m a very dedicated reader over here and think you’re amazing!

    Rebekah

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  5. says

    You are so right –
    living in ‘Hurricane Alley’, when we’re without those things we so often take for granted, they become HUGE things. Thanks for the reminder.

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  6. blossomteacher says

    It is a blessing in and of itself to have a moment to be grateful for all the little things! That is what I am grateful for…that I have moments of clarity, when I am driving or teaching, or even taking out the trash, to notice something small and say, “Thank you, Lord!”

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  7. says

    God has blessed my husband & I everyday. I go outside and look at our beautiful surroundings that we live in that God created. He sends us so many wonderful guests for our vacation rental more than any other cottage in Big Bear Lake. We have great health, my husband has a good job and I am able to work at home. God takes every step we take with us.

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  8. Step says

    Amen! I am grateful that my husband came home today and said that he had survived another round of lay-offs at his company. We live in Michigan where most jobs are somehow tied to the auto industry, my husband’s is no exception. They laid off 400 based on strict seniority — last hired, first fired. Many of us here are on tenderhooks wondering if the lay-offs will eventually reach us and if they do, what will happen. It’s hard to live that way, but God is faithfull and will provide.

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  9. says

    I agree it is so important to be thankful for the little things also, because little things do become big things when they aren’t working properly. We went through the 2004 hurricanes here in Florida and went 2 weeks straight without electricity. Makes me very grateful for the little things.

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