Today, pink is the color of my thankfulness.
Every week I want to do a "thankful for color" post.
Just to remind me to be thankful.
Because sometimes I forget.
When I first had my twins, I was overwhelmed by the seemingly endless needs to be met and babies to be nursed (at the same time, no less). I remember how long the nights were then. Isn't it clever how God wires the mommy brain? Somehow, we forget how hard those first months are. There were days when I wondered how I was going to survive it. And that's when God showed me how.
His answer to my weariness was to give thanks.
So simple. So very simple. I have a million things to be thankful for. Whenever I start feeling overwhelmed I start thanking God for everything that comes to mind. It's hard to be grumpy when I'm busy recounting my blessings.
There's something else that happens when I cultivate a thankful heart-- when I open my eyes to see all the little ways God blesses me. Joy happens. Real joy. Not the kind that smiles all the time, but the strong, peace-like-a-river kind of joy. The kind that only comes from Jesus.
Today, I'm joyfully giving thanks for
little toes painted pink
pink camellias from my neighbor's yard
blossoms from my mother-in-love's redbud tree
brand new fingers gripping daddy's
the path under the oak tree across from my house
my pink journal (it's almost too pretty to write in)
roses that will bloom again as spring settles in the air
and even though this one's not pink, I'm especially thankful for an internet connection after a week of it being down (you bloggers know just how big this is)
I'm looking forward to catching up with all of you : )