This week I have been thankful.
Not that things have been going super well for us.
In all honesty, It’s been a rough two weeks;
The car broke down. Twice.
I lost my wedding rings.
Seth broke two toes.
My phone started dyeing.
I got a stomach virus.
The list could go on. It’s been a busy, crazy kinda fornight.
I’m not saying this all so you can join in misery with me. *Altho losing those rings is still a little raw!*
I’m saying this beacuse thankfulness was not at all what I was thinking I would be feeling at this time.
But somehow, last night, laying in bed, I just was happy and thankful.
Thankful because when our car broke down, we had some many people stop and help us.
Thankful that we have a loving family who helps fix things, takes us round town when we need it and dosent mind us lounging around their house.
Thankful for a Husband and marriage that is strong and loving, even when life is crazy.
Thankful for a body that is learning how to fight well.
Thankful for friends who offer up cars and houses and help.
Thankful for food and a house, knowing that most people don’t even have that, let alone cars and rings and phones.
I always used to think how amazing it would be to live in the time of the Acts.
To have all things in common, to be together and in community.
And last night it hit me; We still live like that.
Ok, maybe not in each others houses 24/7.
But how many times has someone loaned you their car or helped you out with something?
How many times has someone sent a card or dropped a meal around?
Offered to take you shopping or look after you kids?
What about times people have prayed and prayed for you?
Or just simply dropped by for a chat and time together?
It’s not the same, and it busier and more spread out, but the body of Christ is still moving and working. And I for one am so so thankful.
That list is mostly things.
Rings and cars and phones and the like, and it’s funny that this should be happening this month, while doing my August Simplicity Challenge, because one thing I am really really learning is that possessions don’t matter.
People are what matter most.
Above jobs and cars and money and things.
People are what stay. All the rest is temporary.
So love your people. Love them well.
Grow and love and help people. Be active in your community.
I’m so amazed, although I shouldn’t be, at this brilliant body.
There are hands that reach out and feet that move, hearts that love and tongues that speak words of love, help and honesty.
And a Head that is beautiful. That leads and loves and is like no other.
I’m so thankful for this wonderful community, that loves oh so well, and A Head that I hope to meet soon.
In the mean time, lets keep loving, keeping moving, keep shinning the light, and keep helping people broken down on the road;)
New Little *Thankful* Wife