Thankfulness in the present

I had intended to post something special every day this week on the topic of thankfulness.  We have, however, (save my husband) been hit was a bad chest cold.  So, instead of what I had planned, I would rather post about what we experienced in our home today.

Despite not feeling well, we focused on what we can be thankful for right now, in the present.  The thanks we owe to God is not conditional on our how we’re “feeling”, and thankfully, neither is His generosity. 

These are little things, to be sure, but they are the little things that have brought comfort to our day today. 

We are thankful for our ritual of afternoon tea, which felt particularly soothing today.  And being thankful for quiet rest, all snuggled up together listening to this CD our friends made.  And tonight I’ll be grateful for leftovers for supper and a DVD we can all enjoy afterward. 

We are on the mend, and will be thankful to be able to rejoice with our extended family at Thanksgiving (in just two short days!). 

The LORD is my strength and my shield;
   in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.

The LORD is the strength of his people;
   he is the saving refuge of his anointed.

                                   – Psalm 26:7-8