I am thankful for thankfulness in the midst of those things which do not seem to deserve thankfulness.
I did not go shopping last night (wouldn’t have gone then anyway), but I usually go out some time in the afternoon on Friday—after the insanity has settled a bit. This year I did not. Instead, I stayed inside and gave Proctor & Gamble some serious business by using a boatload of Puffs® Plus Lotion tissues*, playing games with my family—such as Hive®, with the Lady Bug and Mosquito extensions, Mastermind® (ours is a really old one. Looks a lot different than the one linked), Boggle®, and Yahtzee®—and kept my germs to myself.
My meal plans were out the window; instead, my husband made a delicious, spicy, turkey soup for lunch and a hearty breakfast for dinner. My mom played games with us too, and we got to Skype with our daughter/sister/granddaughter (and grandkitten) again. So in spite of the fact that I could put a wide-open faucet to shame, it was a very nice day. These day-to-day annoyances are nothing when compared to the abundant blessings the Lord has given to me and to my family.
“But I have trusted in Your lovingkindness; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, because He has dealt bountifully with me" (Psalm 13:5–6).
*Our contribution to the BF expenditure madness: My husband went out and bought some of them today to replenish our newly-depleted stock. Bam! Our deal of the day: three-pack for less than five bucks.