#thankfultuesday - Thorn Bushes


I'm pretty sure it is a lifelong goal of mine to be able to see life the way Abraham Lincoln is talking about in this quote. The ability to see the positive in a negative situation, to be grateful for what is there instead of complaining about it.

Today's gratitude list is going to be compiled of just that, the roses I've found among the thorn bushes. 

I'm grateful for....

1. I'm grateful for the overtime pay I was able to get for working on Saturday.

2. I'm grateful for how much better my day was on Sunday because church was first thing, instead of waiting until 1 to go.

3. I'm grateful for the beauty that comes from these sunny days, even if it makes it colder outside.

4. I'm grateful for the benefit my body receives when I exercise, even if I hate running.

5. I'm grateful for the new friends I made even though I had to work on a Saturday.

6. I'm grateful for a mother who helps me see the fun in dating, instead of just the stress.

7. I'm grateful for wonderful nephews who live with me and always are happy to see me even though sometimes they are a little loud ;).

8. I'm grateful to have a heater that works in my car, even though it cost a lot to fix it.

9. I'm grateful for the opportunity I had to give at Christmas, even if it left me semi-broke ;).

10. I'm grateful for all the wonderful opportunities I have to serve in my church, even if it leaves me without very much time for myself.

What roses among the thorn bushes are you grateful for?

7 comments:

  1. I tried to comment but it got deleted. Pinning it for the quote!

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  2. I love that quote. It's really all about the perspective--glass half full rather than half empty

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  3. I love this quote! Thank you for sharing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  4. This is such a wonderful perspective. I want to make it my goal to live life like that, too. Thanks for sharing your list to get me thinking of the roses among thorn bushes in my life. I'm glad you joined us for Hump Day Happenings!

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    1. You're welcome :) Thank you for always hosting Hump Day Happenings, I love it!

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