Easter is this coming Sunday, so I thought I would do an Easter Edition blog post. Today my heart is thankful that I woke up, had shelter, enjoyed nutritious food as well as all the other things I am so blessed to have. I’m also thankful for:
Recipes that allow me to make just about everything I have ever eaten out but make at home cheaper and healthier. Love me a Big Mac salad with non-meat crumbles.
Being able to learn new things on the internet for no cost. Enjoying some free guitar lessons.
The smell of fresh air through an open window along with the the sight of the curtains blowing with the rhythm of the breeze. So comforting.
Knowing the joy of opening a new journal and thinking of all the possible things I can write down.
The joy of waking up to an empty kitchen sink which sparks the imagination of all the things I can cook that day.
Being able to have a cake and there isn’t even a special event to celebrate. Eating cake for cake’s sake.
Listening to music in the car with the windows down. Pure freedom.
Hearing a song that reminds you of your mom or dad as your heart fills with gratitude for having had such great parents.
Feeling satisfied with what you have and not feeling the need for more more more.
A sweet laugh with the one you love as you remember a silly memory.
Reading a really good book. Listening to great music. Smelling baking bread. Tasting a sweet strawberry. Feeling a soft and comfy blanket. Wearing a cool hat. Writing with a balanced pen. Having a friend. And so the list goes on and on.
Gratitude,. I practice everyday. Some days I am good at it, others days I cannot see it through the tears. I guess that’s why they say to practice it…it can never be a perfect art.
So with Easter approaching, I have one more thing to be thankful for. A man who suffered horrible injustices on my behalf so that I could have a life overflowing. He withstood ridicule and physical pain in my place. His blood was given instead of mine. He took me from my depths and brought me to a higher place. He died (and rose up) in my place. I know many do not believe in this as a reality, but I do with my whole heart and soul. My Easter is not about eggs and baskets but about all things in life I have been given without once being deserving of it. Thank You Jesus for loving me even when I am so unlovable.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter. It is a time of renewal and I hope that your spirit is lifted and that you enjoy the feeling of gratitude! Enjoy the day!