It's leap day! What does this have to do with living a blessed life? I'm about to tell you.
My husband has been sending facebook messages all throughout the day to different people, thanking them for who they are in his life and what they have done to influence or bless him. He says that with the extra day we have been given this year, he wants to spend it with an attitude of thanks. What a great idea! I can't think of a better thing to do.
I'm a little behind on the gratitude curve today. The first time I gave thanks was when I woke up this morning and went bike riding. As I was breezing along I thanked God for the moments we shared. I chose to go without music this morning and just let it be him and I in the silence while I rode.
The second time was a quick prayer over lunch with my husband as we thanked God for our meal.
Aside from that I haven't given a lot of thanks today for anything specific because I have been overwhelmed getting ready to leave on a trip tomorrow and feeling under pressure like I always do before I travel. (Once I get on the plane I always breathe a sigh of relief that I got everything done and made it on board, and thoroughly enjoy myself thereafter!)
Larry's posts have been a reminder to me that I need some time to breathe and just stop and give praise. Thankfully I have a set time before church tonight for prayer and I can't wait to do just that!
A friend recently said something on Twitter that rocked my world. They said, "When we take things for granted, what is granted gets taken." I don't want that to happen to me. I want to stay blessable. To live a blessed life we can't be like the lepers who were cleansed but went on their merry way so excited they failed to give thanks to the One who blessed them.
I am grateful, so thankful for everything in my life. For my amazing family, my loyal friends, for a church family that is incomparable, for a home and provision, for the two best dogs in the world. Most of all for a Savior who redeemed me and continues to lead me on a journey that has exceeded my dreams.