Monday, September 7, 2009

Not Laboring on Labor Day

I "labored" hard all last week so I did not have to labor at all today. No laundry to be done, no official schooling, no dusting or cleaning, not even cooking to be done! How about that!?! So instead of laboring, I had the chance to simply rest. I slept in until 7:30am (that was huge for me!), had my quiet time and have been relaxing all day! This has given me time to record in my journal things that I'm grateful for...(1000 Gifts). I have lost count at this point, so instead of trying to number them, I'm just going to continue to list them on occasion!

Laura Ingalls Wilder once said ,"It is the simple things of life that make living worthwhile, the sweet fundamental things such as love and duty, work and rest, and living close to nature." The Bible says this in James 1:17: "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."
I am grateful for...

...a Father who greatly desires to bless His children.
...children who are learning unconditional love.
...little steps that lead to growth.
...superheros in my life to remind me of my vulnerability.
...opportunities for reconnecting.
...the feeling of a job well done!
...the smell of a shampooed head. (especially on one of my superheros)
...a husband who loves Jesus with all of his heart!
...friends who continue to sprout new fruit every day!
...a journey that never gets boring.
...the feel and smell of new books and sharpened pencils.
...the never ending encouragement from the body of Christ!
...the extra measures of Grace...noticeable every day!
...quiet moments of simple reflection.


Kjersten said...

Such happy thoughts and blessings:)

Katie said...

Love this list Lisa! You are an amazing woman of God and I am grateful for the chance to gleen wisdom and clarity from you :)
Love Ya, Katie