thankful on mondays

let me start off by saying that i don't always feel like doing this post.  sometimes i wonder, who really reads this and does anyone care what i am thankful for every monday?  and sometimes, like this morning for example, things are not going well and the last thing i want to do is sit down and think about what i'm thankful for...

but that's exactly why i started this in the first place, isn't it?

thinking about what i'm thankful for is good for my heart -whether i'm feeling it or not.  sharing what i'm thankful for and taking the time to write it down, can really turn things around for the better.  like my perspective.  and perspective changes everything.  and God cares.

hopefully this simple weekly posting has encouraged the same for some of you as well.  i won't do this weekly post on this blog forever, but the practice of choosing thankfulness and intentionally thinking about what i'm thankful for is a must.

this monday, i'm thankful for these 5 things...

1. grace given freely
2. visits from friends
3. weekends
4. getting out to meet a friend for coffee
5. this catalog for christmas gifts that change the world

what are you thankful for today?