gratitude ~ day 4

We give thanks to God not because of how we feel – but because of Who He is. 
~ Ann Voscamp

Nothing seems to grind me down more than discord in this family of mine that God has blessed me with.  Regardless of our circumstances, i feel like we can get through anything, if we do it together.  Family is a big deal to me.  So when there is discord, it throws me off, i lose my way, i feel lost. It doesn't have to be anything major, it can be a moment, a discussion, an action.  I was feeling this way the other day.  I didn't prepare a post that day, because even though i wasn't feeling ungrateful, I wasn't feeling gratitude and i didn't want to be disingenuous.  While i was online, i was reading a post of  Ann's  from A Holy Experience.  and the statement above  hit me.  It was an aha moment, a beautiful reminder.  I love bits of wisdom, simple, but true, that can freshen your perspective.  That was all it took, changing my perspective, looking at the details differently. simply.  The photos i took represent that as well, the same leaf, just different details.  Which details speak to you?


  1. Anonymous18.11.14

    friend. this is beautiful and very thought provoking. The images although the same leaf are really stunning and it's so neat to see that the same exact thing can be viewed entirely different depending on how it's looked at. I was having similar thoughts this week and I want to write about a blessing. The way God blesses even if it's not exactly what I had in mind because my selfish human ways would like to use His blessing sometimes in a different way. I'll explain in a post. But really I'm feeling beyond blessed this week even though I have had some self pity here or there.


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