It’s so easy to dwell on the negative, and I find myself doing this far too often. Thanksgiving is a good reminder of just how blessed we are. Sometimes things don’t go like we planned and my very own daughter reminded me that it’s much better to not dwell on the negative and focus on the blessings, For example, because both my kids are in retail management their jobs required them to be at work Thanksgiving evening in preparation for Black Friday. The blessing…our family was still able to gather around my table for a turkey dinner on Sunday evening.
I even put up a the Christmas tree and a few decorations on Sunday. I hope to get more done this week.We completed the new waterer at the Home place. The boys were very curious about what was going on.
The temps were cold and we were both sick (and grumpy) while working on this. The Blessing…A heated automatic water source, and one less place to have to chop ice this winter.Sometimes it’s not so hard to find the blessings. It can be just a good laugh right outside your back door. These two heifers found themselves in a bit of a situation… They both have their heads stuck in this mineral feeder! With a little help from Jonesy they did get out of there. Then they just looked at him like “What?” I couldn’t help but laugh!
Another Blessing that came our way this week was this antique stove. We traded a load of firewood for it and I can’t wait to get it cleaned up and in the house! I believe it was made sometime around 1898-1899. I’m super excited!With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas just around the corner, I find myself thinking about finding blessings every day, giving people grace and love, and just being more thankful and less negative. Not easy to do, but a worthwhile goal.
I told my daughter who reminded me of these things the other day that she was right.
The Blessing….She said, “Mom, it’s what you taught me.”