Focus On Thanksgiving: Name Your Blessings

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The following is a guest post from Tracey at Girls To Grow. I was so excited when she agreed to be a guest blogger for my Focus On Thanksgiving series. Tracey’s blog is uplifting and encouraging. She shares her journey as a mom and her desire to raise her two daughters to love and serve the Lord. You’ll find wonderful insight for moms and wives in her Proverbs 31 series as well as recipes, frugal living tips and product reviews and giveaways. Be sure to stop by her blog, look around and say hello. You’ll be blessed.

From morning until night, their faces dance before me: sunny smiles, thoughtful muses, questioning gazes. They’re my children.

Every dawn I wake beside him, kissing him goodbye in the morning, listening expectantly for his return in the evening. He’s my husband.

Others cross my path each day – my daughters’ teachers at school, the neighbor who waves as I drive by, the friend I chat with during our children’s soccer practice, the fellow church member who sits near me in a service.

People; they’re what really matter, after all. No time spent building a relationship is ever wasted. I am thankful for those who have touched my past, minister to my present, and will become part of my future.

So this season I will count my blessings – the ones that live and breathe and move. When I tie my daughter’s shoe for the fourteenth time this morning, I will be thankful that she’s healthy and strong enough to run. When I iron a shirt for my husband, I will be grateful he has a job to which he can wear it. When I hear that a friend is going through a trial, I will seek to encourage her. And when I see a harried young mom with two little ones in the grocery store, I will smile and say a prayer for her.

What are the names of your blessings?

If you missed earlier installments in my Focus On Thanksgiving series, you can read them here:

Be sure to check in next week for the final installment of my Focus On Thanksgiving series as we discuss how thankfulness drives us to action.

Janet is a mom to two daughters and is married to her best friend. Her belief that we are blessed so that we may bless others fuels her writing at where she shares her thoughts on faith, family, and frugal living. She strives to make the most of what she's given in life and hopes to inspire others to do the same.