I have to admit, I haven’t been very thankful lately. Family illness, constant pain, and lack of sleep have ganged up together to rob me of my joy.
Considering the fact that my blog is all about finding joy in everyday life, this is a problem. And it has been niggling at me that I haven’t posted there in awhile.
And then thankfulness arrived in a small spirited bundle. My 23-month old grandson came to visit.
There is something about being with a toddler that beckons wonder into every moment. Listening to the crunch of fallen dried leaves as we stomp on them, learning new words, celebrating a tower that got to be 7 blocks high, and laughing at the most nonsensical things - these activities, among many others, have reminded me that being thankful for the little things leads to being thankful for the big things.
Just like Bryan Norford wrote in his post this month, “In all circumstances, our joy, peace, and sense of well-being all depend on being thankful.”
It's true. I'm still in pain. I still need sleep. But being thankful has brought back my joy. Thank God - and an energetic little boy - for that!
Joylene entertains her active little grandson in Edmonton where she lives with her husband - the Cowboy - and looks for joy in everyday life. Find her at scrapsofjoy.com