This is the time of year we all start moaning about how much we still have left to do, buy, clean, and get ready for the holidays. Monday morning, I was facing a To Do list that was threatening to topple onto me like a stack of “treasure” in a hoarder’s house. The Grinch had conspired with my To Do list to kill me.
In a singular moment of adult clarity (it will probably never happen again), I realized my focus was in all the wrong places.I was irritated at the laundry, the kitchen, the presents to wrap, and the floors to clean.
Instead, I resolved to be thankful. I am thankful to have nice clothes to wash, dry, and hang up in my closet. I am thankful to have a large kitchen filled with food and utensils. I am thankful that I have presents to give my children for Christmas. I am thankful to live in a house, dust bunnies and all.
I hope I remember tomorrow, and the next day, and the next to be thankful for my blessings, but more than that. I pray that I will be content with my blessings so I do not forget to be thankful in the first place.