Sometimes I am thankful for the toddler stage of life.
Where smiling for pictures with a mouth full of puppy chow can still be considered cuuuute.
Sometimes I'm thankful that this man brings his smile & his optimism everywhere he goes.
Sometimes I'm thankful that the goodbyes of life open beautiful new chapters.
Sometimes I'm thankful that we're out of the baby stage & the kids are able to do many daily tasks themselves. [Today was the first Thanksgiving in 3 years I walked into my grandparent's home without carrying a little one in my arms! Woo!]
Sometimes I'm just thankful that we survived this year.
And sometimes that is all you can really ask for.
Jon Acuff writes -"Hands full of old bitterness are too full to hold new opportunities.
Holding an old grudge leaves you incapable to hold new hope.
If you lost this year, maybe we both did because losing is part of trying.
Let it go.
Admit that it hurt.
Yell and ball your fists tight if you must.
And then forgive.
Take another step."
Sometimes I'm thankful for days to mourn. And thankful for days to release.
Today when we went around the table to say what we were most thankful for, Trevor's answer took me by surprise. "I'm thankful for the chance to be where I am now."
And I nodded.
Me too love. Me too.
Here's hoping your day was filled with thankfulness....... And stretchy pants too.
Happy Thanksgiving Reader.
See more of Jon Acuff at: http://acuff.me/2013/11/dont-hold/#sthash.bJyOcqsn.dpuf