I'm sitting out in my backyard on a step enjoying the stillness of the night after as the weekend is winding down (I write my posts the night posts in case you were wondering) and I am feeling just grateful. Grateful for all the wonderful comments and congratulations from all of you on the blog or Instagram on our news of finding out we are having a boy. I am grateful for this wonderful house God provided for us, I know without a doubt this house and His plan to move as quick as we did was entirely Him. I'm grateful for those who came to help us pack, load and then unload on such short notice we had. I'm grateful for friends who have helped me celebrate this baby throughout each step.
Then I thought it is easy to be grateful when life is going good, it is always harder to be grateful or find the gratitude when life is more challenging and difficult. Along the way with the lesson of gratitude, I have also been taught the lesson of patience. Patience on waiting for God's will and His provision because His way and always right and I don't ever want to be wrong.
Like I said it is easy to be grateful especially right now because of the newness of living in this house, and of the newness of knowing we are having a son. My challenge to myself is when the newness wears off, when challenges appear, and when the struggles seem never-ending to still have gratitude through it all. I'm not saying hold my head up high and act like nothing is wrong and life is perfect but to show some gratitude that even when life is challenging, I can still find some good through it all.
So that is my challenge, what is your challenge for yourself?