But doesn't the Bible tell us to give God thanks in ALL things? Especially during difficult times, because God will use those experiences to strengthen our character and draw us closer to Him.
I've been told that I tend to be a glass-half-empty kind of person. And having that mindset means that I am probably missing countless opportunities to thank God for the blessings in my life. So to make up for yesterday, I have compiled a list of some things I should have thanked God for yesterday. Blessings that I failed to miss because I was too busy focusing on what I thought were the negatives.
~Ryan refused to eat his whole wheat toast with peanut butter for breakfast. But when I offered it to him later for his morning snack, he ate the entire thing.
~I got to take a shower. (!!!)
~I bought the boys a swing that I randomly found on sale while out this morning.
~I got home safely from running errands despite the fact that the tire pressure in my car is low.
~When we went outside after lunch Ryan shouted "Mommy, it's sunny!!!" and practically skipped around the yard in joy.
~Adam got home from work before 6pm! (Lately it's been closer to 8pm)
There are so many more things I am forgetting to list. Have you read One Thousand Gifts? It will definitely inspire you to take notice of every blessing in your life. Even the not so obvious ones.