Tuesday, November 9, 2010

2010 Gratitude Challenge – November 9

2010GratitudeChallengeButton Today I’m thankful for where we live.  Don’t get too excited because you probably won’t hear me saying that too often.  Sometimes I am VERY discontent here.  We live in a very small town and there really are not a lot of opportunities for my homeschooled children.  Often I wish we lived a little closer to a city so we’d be closer to the excitement. 

Events that have taken place over the last year and a half or so have really led me to believe that maybe God was preparing our hearts for an eventual move.  If that is the case, I think I’ll be fine with it.  But, for now, we are here.

Having company here spending the week with us – and being able to show them some of the things that we see on a daily basis – has really made me appreciate how beautiful this area truly is.  Most of the fall leaves are down, and I really don’t find this time of year to be all that pretty or encouraging.  But, when someone else ooh’s and ahh’s about it, it makes me see it in a different light. 

So, all that to say – I’m thankful that God has put me here, right now. 

10 comments:

Heidi... said...

You do live in a very beautiful part of the USA but I can understand your reservations in living there. ; )

Shannon R said...

Bloom where you're planted, Sweetie. (((hug)))

I think just the fact that YOU are to be found in your small town makes it appealing enough for me to want to go there... :o)

Prairiemaid said...

I think Paul said it best ~

"Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content." (Php. 4:11)

Sometimes it takes others to point out what is right under our noses. LOL

Have a blessed day, Heidi!

SisterTipster said...

Godliness with contentment IS great gain~soo glad you have a beautiful home~and yes, I agree it's in the eyes of the beholder! Thanks for sharing and hope your days is wonderful! hugs!

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

I understand the occasional discontentment about where you've been planted, but as long as you're not dwelling on that and allowing it to take root, it's okay. Sometimes it takes a little more effort to bloom where you're planted, but it can be done. ;)

It is fun to see your area through someone else's eyes. It reminds me of the fresh perspective of a child. :)

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

My in laws offered up the back 5 acres on their 10 acres of land but I couldn't do it. Even though it is only 30 min south of our house, it is 30 minutes away from everything. I understand!

Michelle Smith said...

Everywhere I've lived has had its positives as well as its negatives. I, too, prefer to dwell on the positives and be content. :)

Jodi said...

PA is a beautiful state. I think if you ever move, you should come live near me! LOL!

Vickie said...

Some days...I'd rather be living somewhere else. Others days, I'm so thankful to be where we are.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I'm kind of lucky, I am in a small town but I can drive to some of the most beautiful remote mountain areas, and I can also get into New York city in less than an hour. I'm so glad for that. If I have to be in a place where it snows, it may as well be here. I'm glad you feel content today.

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