Thursday, November 27, 2008

I am Thankful...

I am thankful for my failures. They make me stronger and realize that by failing I AM a winner. Winners aren't those that don't fail, but those who never give up.

I am thankful for my sufferings. They have made me stronger and are building my faith and character.

I am thankful for my heartaches. With everytime my heart is hurt, the love God produces in it is magnified.

I am thankful for my difficut times. It creates an opportunity for better things in life.

I am thankful for my forgetfulness. It makes me appreicate those that remember without forgetting.

I am thankful for times of grief. It allows me to remember the things that I do have.

I am thankful for tears. When they are gone, I can see clearly all the joy and love God gives.

I am thankful for hunger. It reminds me of how fortunate I am to have a meal.

I am thankful God hasn't given me everything I desire. If He did, what would I have to look forward to?

I am thankful for my limitations. With every one, it gives me the chance to press on and grow.

I am thankful for my imperfections. It allows me to remember there is only one perfect person. I am perfect in His eyes just the way I am! Without that, I would be incomplete.

I am thankful for prayers that others have said for me and what good God has shown me through them.

I am thankful for my friends. Those that walk beside me, and those that are in the shadows. Those that just listen, and those that are hard on me. Those that stick with me through the ups and downs, and promise to never leave.

I am thankful for my husband. Who sees the ugliest parts of me and still tells me how beautiful I am everyday.

I am thankful for my children. Who see past every imperfection that I have.

I am thankful when I am exhausted. It means I made a difference.


Terry Rush said...

I am thankful for you, my friend!

I love you today!

Brenda said...

Thank you Terry! I love you and am very thankful you are such a huge part of my life! You bless me more than words can say! Love you!

Lindsay said...

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

I am watching you live this verse, my friend. From your daily blog posts about finding happiness in each day, to this one about your thankfulness for failure, sufferings, heartache, grief and tears. Whatever else God's will may be for you, know that right now you are fulfilling His will in your everyday life through your joy and your thankfulness.

I am thankful for you!

Brenda said...

Lindsay! YOU MAKE ME SMILE!!! ;O) Thank you for that!

Chad said...

I wish I had more chances to thank you for everything that you do for our family.

Brenda said...

Chad ~ you do more than you know!