Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thankful Thursday 4/24

 
Psalm 107:1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!   
 
Peter, age 12
~ my flowers
~ God
~ trees
~ my pine tree
~ my garden
~ my siblings
~ the love of my family
 
Thanksgiving is good, but thanksliving is better. -- Matthew Henry
 
Paul, age 10
~ my cousin's Easter party
~ loving mother, father, siblings
~ chocolate
~ paints and construction paper
~ that I'm doing well in math
 
 “He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” -- Epictetus
 
Mary, age 7
~ my brothers
~ my cousin's Easter party
~ my sister
~ my mom and my dad
~ that we have a beautiful tree in front of our window to look at
~ warm clothes
~ that my mom loves me and she always tucks me in
 
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” -- William Arthur Ward
 
Beth, age 5
~ my brothers
~ my sister
~ ballet dress, ballet shoes, ballet DVD's from library
~ that I can learn to do ballet every day
~ my dollies
~ that I love God and my family
 
Momma
~ Africa missionary stories I read recently: David Livingstone, Mary Slessor
~ Jane Eyre, which I reread earlier this week
~ the way excellent books expand the mind and horizons, and give us a better sense of our place in history and time
~ Beth, who still gives and needs lots of cuddles
~ Mary's determined, inspiring mind
~ Peter's appreciation of God's glorious creations
~ Paul's steadfastness and desire to better himself
~ a strong, loving husband
~ the Lord giving us life, and meaning to accompany it
~ the joy that comes from knowing God
 
What are you thankful for, friends?
 

1 comment:

Tesha Papik said...

Love how you are including the kids!!! It is important to cultivate thankfulness in them! Hope you had a blessed Easter:)