Jeff was sharing today yesterday at the dinner table about a 'Focus on the Family' article he'd read recently on raising kids with gratitude toward God, and the understanding that everything comes from God.
This year I am living out an attitude of gratitude. Every week now, 15 weeks into the year 2013 and I have given God my gratitude...at least one day of the week. Does that mean that is all I have been thankful for? Absolutely not!
As I go about my week I'm shoring upward to my heavenly Father gratefulness. Then on Thursday I get to pick one to share. But, oh my, it ends up being a tough choice because I've already thanked God in the process for this and for that.
For the fun game we'd played after school work was done.
For the food on the table; and the amazing sounds of awe coming from my family at the first bite of the homemade roasted basil tomato soup and crusty grilled cheese sandwiches.
For another month of work and the ensuing paycheck.
For the opportunities afforded us because we homeschool the boys.
And the gratefulness goes on.