10.16.2008

Thankful Thursday ~ Joy




This week's subject over at Grace Alone... is joy. Head on over to check out Iris' post. I'm going to have a bit of a tough time with the subject this week because I caught a lovely cold Tuesday and feel like I've been hit by one doozy of a truck but here is what I'm thankful for this week...

1. Nyquil. I am oh so very thankful for it. It helps me sleep, even though I can't seem to catch a breath.

2. Pride & Prejudice, Becoming Jane, Emma... I am incredibly thankful we own these on DVD and they will be my company today.

3. My husband...he made me homemade chicken soup yesterday, he let me sleep through yesterday, he did the dishes, took care of laundry and did all of those things that I just didn't have enough energy to even care about let alone do. Did I mention he made me homemade chicken soup? My husband is the best husband. Ever. And yes - I'm biased, I know. :)

4. My list is short this week and while I am putting this last, it is by no means the least and is always first. My joy comes from God. I know it and I don't try to kid myself otherwise. If I try to rely on circumstances or people in my life to bring me joy, they may for a bit but at some point, the joy fades a bit, turns a bit gray. But God... He provides the light for the darkest of days and I always know that as miserable as I might be, as alone as I might feel - I can rest knowing He's right here, right now, always with me. He is joy and He shares it with us willingly. For that I am, always, thankful.

Have a blessed day!

3 comments:

BP said...

Your husband has really blessed you to be so loving and kind. Hope you are feeling better soon! God bless you today.

Denise said...

Praying for you to feel much better very soon sweetie, bless you.

Lori @ Front Porch Legacy said...

Hope you get to feeling better soon. In the meantime, enjoy your Chicken Soup and sleep well with Nyquil!