Gratitude February – Day 13

Today I’m thankful for…

New opportunities!

A new opportunity came our way as a family, something we’ve earnestly prayed for and our hearts are filled with thanksgiving.

What are you thankful for today?

Gratitude February – Day 12

Today I’m thankful for…

Books!

Books make me so happy! The way they transport you to places you’ve never physically been to, and immerse you in cultures so diverse and so rich. The way they enlighten and entertain and get you so attached to a character.

It’s a chill weekend here, and today’s read is James Clear’s Atomic Habits.

What are you currently reading, and what are you thankful for?

Gratitude February – Day 10

Today I’m thankful for…

Growth!

Physical, emotional, spiritual, in finances, in my career, and in my family.

Growth isn’t something I think of consciously, but I find myself making a decision and think ‘Wow! I’m solving better problems.’

What are you thankful for today?

Gratitude February – Day 8

Today I’m thankful for…

A sound mind!

I do not take it for grant that I can think through situations coherently and make good decisions.

In a world that is so fear-driven, I pray that our minds remain soundly yielded to the control of God’s Spirit.

2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (KJV).

What are you thankful for today?

Gratitude February – Day 7

Today I’m thankful again for Family…

My in-laws!

For my mom in-law who has showered us with love and prayers, and supported me through some difficult times.

For my siblings-in-law who have shown me the same respect they accord their brother.

And for my husband’s extended family, some I’ve met, some I’ve only heard about.

What are you thankful for today?

Gratitude February – Day 5

Today I’m grateful for…

The little things that make me laugh!

Like Sitcoms!

I’m not big on TV and when I do watch it has to be lighthearted. Sitcoms are my preferred TV genre, my favourite of all time being F.R.I.E.N.D.S. I can quote more lines from that show than I care to admit.

A close second is Modern Family!

The cast of Modern Family is all outstanding, but you see Gloria Pritchett? She cracks me up to no end! Her mannerisms and all, she might as well be a Nigerian woman from Ikorodu. The way she screams ‘Manny!’ and ‘Jay!’, her vanity, her insecurities, and who insists on wearing heels at a Disney Park!? It doesn’t get any more Nigerian than that. She’s the Colombian equivalent of the Nigerian Aunty who wears gele and a full face of makeup, lashes and all, to a simple family picnic.

Who’s your favourite Modern Family Character?

And what are you thankful for today?

Gratitude February – Day 4

Today I’m thankful for…

Seasons!

For the weather that changes, and that everyday isn’t the same.

For the rainy season. And for my favourite harmattan which to me is reminiscent of some treasured childhood memories; school holidays, Christmas, and time on my mom’s farm.

For summer, fall, winter, and for spring that I prefer. Spring which is a reminder that the worst of winter is over and warmer days are around the corner.

I’m thankful also for the seasons of life. Blending into each other so seamlessly that you wake up one day and it hits you that the things you once prayed fervently for and could only dream about are now your reality. I hope that when this realization hits you remember to say a word of thanks.

What are you thankful for today?

Gratitude February – Day 3

Today I’m thankful for…

Children!

For mine, and for yours, and for those to come.

Some of my most fulfilling moments were the years I spent volunteering with children at church. These little humans bring so much joy! I’ll ignore the chaos they cause since we’re all about gratitude today 😀

Happy birthday to one of my favourite little humans, V. Grow and shine baby!

What are you thankful for today?