Alright, so not a requirement to listen to the song, but it is what my post is about today. This is actually one of my favorite songs by Scotty McCreery. Also this will probably be a shorter post, mostly me reflecting on the song and what it makes me think about every time I hear it.
Have you ever stopped and thought about your life? Have you thought about your day to day and how even if it’s total chaos there are so many blessings to be thankful? What exactly are you thankful in your life? Are you only thankful for the good things? What about that every day chaos? You might think me crazy but I am so thankful for every aspect of my life.
Now that’s not to say that it’s easy. I struggle, most days it’s hard to see any good at all because we are literally drowning in the chaos and worrying about the future. I mean there is just so much: the debt, Wyatt’s therapy and trying to figure out what’s actually wrong with him, worrying about my job and if I’m doing enough. When there’s only one income there’s a lot of pressure to do everything you can to make sure your family is provided for, there are a lot of worries that plague me every day around money: will we be able to afford food for the month, will we be able to afford diapers and wipes for both kids, what about gas for the car to get to Wyatt’s therapy appointments and then to work after, what about the rent payment, what about the car payment? It is so easy to only look at the negative things, to only think about the what ifs.
This song helps me to remember that even those things that make it so hard to get through the day are things I should be thankful for because they are blessings, they are everyday reminders of how much we do have. So just like the song says I am thankful for all of the laundry I have to do, I’m thankful for the sink full of dishes, I’m thankful for my screaming kids and the messes they make. I’m thankful because it means my kids have clothes, and we have food and despite it all our kids are just like every other kid with their tantrums and their messes.
So just take a moment and think about your life. What are you most thankful for in your life? Is it all the nice things you might have or is it all the things you think of as burdensome or as chores and work? Is it those things that give proof to the love in your home? To the great family that you have? Mine are.
See, shortest post yet 🙂
As always thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed!