30 Days of Thanks #19- The Simplicity of Thanksgiving

Throughout the month of November I am writing about the first thing for which I am consciously thankful each day. I am doing this simply as a way to be more intentionally grateful. For more on this project, check out the first one or even last year’s 30 Days of Thanks.

I skipped being grateful this weekend. It was getting difficult having to think up something that I was thankful for every single day. Have you ever tried that? Looking for the good things in life rather than the negative? It’s exhausting! So I took a couple of days off. I decided that I needed a break from all of the positivity and allowed my mind to be clear and pessimistic.

That and I was fighting a cold. Regardless of how many good thoughts were trying to get into my head, my sinuses were filling my head with other things that were…not so good. I’ll spare you the details. You can be grateful for that.

The truth is that it is unbelievably easy to be grateful. This morning I have already received many things that I didn’t deserve:

  • I was able to breathe out of both of my nostrils this morning.
  • God spoke to me in a real way through His Word about making sure my actions reflect His truth.
  • I found pants and a shirt that matched and didn’t need ironing. That’s a time-saving morning win!
  • It didn’t rain on my walk to school despite what all the forecasters said.
  • The school cafeteria had a supply of black tea along with the usual coffee. I’m not a big coffee fan, but needed a hot liquid this morning. Remember the sinus thing? Oh, you were trying to forget?
  • My geometry students didn’t forget everything they knew over the weekend, even though several of them were out on Friday, too.
  • I was able to remember exactly where I left that extra extension cord when I needed one. Why is it that you only stumble across miles of cable when you don’t need it?

Today, November 19, I am thankful that is so simple to find things for which to be grateful.


About Jeff Postlewaite

high school principal since '07, father since '04, teacher since '03, husband since '03, sound tech since '96, UVA fan since '92, gadget junkie since '89, Christian since '88, Giants fan since '84, golfer since '83, brother since '83, human since '81

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