Friday, May 9, 2014

if there's nothing to be grateful for

Today, I'm linking up with other fantastic writers at Lisa Jo Baker's blog for Five Minute Friday. Five minutes of unedited writing. Today's prompt is grateful.

Lord, my heart is full of negativity today. I can’t think of anything to be grateful for.

My child, did you not see the sunset I made for you last night? And the night before that?
Did you not hear the rain on your roof and see the blooms on the spring trees?
This is for you.

Yes, Lord, I did hear and I did see. Thank you.

And, child, did your husband come home safely from his trip in the rainstorm?

Did your son come over to chat this week? Did he ask you to go on a walk in the woods?

Yes, Lord, he did come home safely from his trip.

My son did stop over to chat.

He did ask me to go on a walk in the woods.

Thank you, Lord.

Child, is your daughter finishing up her college career today? 
Are your children all healthy and strong and wise young adults? 
Who love me? 
And who love you?

Yes, Lord! Thank you so much for my daughter and my sons! They are some of the most precious gifts you’ve given me. I won’t ever be able to thank you enough! Thank you for the chance to become a mother.

Child, how do you feel now that you’ve taken a minute to remember the good gifts that have been right in front of you? How do you feel after pondering these?

Oh, Lord, I am so very grateful.



Thanks for stopping by today, friend!


  1. I also wrote about some of things I am grateful for at the end of a busy and stressful week, and thanked God for them all. Everything comes from him. Amen and thanks for sharing. Blessings from a fellow FMF contributor.

    1. Thank you,David for your kind comment! This is exactly where my heart was at the time I wrote it. I needed to remind myself of what I have to be grateful for! God is so good.

  2. Those small moments can truly blossom in our souls can't they? May His face shine upon you today fmf friend. :)

    1. Thank you, Rachel, for your kind blessing! Yes, it's the small moments that do blossom our souls! I love that!

  3. Sharing your gratitude for a God who so gently draws us back to see the blessings!

    1. Thank you for stopping by Stacy! Yes, God draws us in to see the beauty! Blessings to you!


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