Have You Thanked Him?

by GettingFreedom on January 31, 2013


{Originally Posted January 2010}
Today I was in a mad dash to whip my house into shape. Someone was on their way to our home to look it over with a fine tooth comb. Many things hinge on their visit, and it was very important to me that my house be perfect.

In the middle of my frantic cleaning, I found myself becoming very bitter inside.

Frustratedat my children who do not seem to ever put their dirty clothes in the hamper. Or even put their shoes in their closets.

Frustrated at my husband for leaving his muck every single place I turn.
Frustrated because no body had the desire to help.me.out.

And then…

I heard these words coming from the radio.

“We rarely thank God for those little things. For giving us a family to do laundry for. For blessing us with a home to clean.”


I’m thankful my husband left me his muck. I’m thankful my children forgot to put their shoes and dirty laundry up.
They’re healthy. They’re doing what they do, day in and day out.

With everything that is going on in this crazy world I am reminded, not everyone has the pleasure of doing those mundane chores.

Have you thanked Him today?

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Forever Neighbor January 26, 2010 at 5:35 am

So true! Sometimes we go through the motions of everyday life that sometimes we forget how lucky we truly are! Great Post! Blessings!


Steph B. January 26, 2010 at 11:10 am

Thank you for this great reminder! I too can get overwhelemed! That is why I am praying and really seeking to find the JOY in my role. :) Yes,even joy in washing the dishes!


Jen January 26, 2010 at 2:59 pm

BOY!! The Lord knew I needed to read this today. I just went through my morning grumble routine picking up after everyone. Thank you for this! Have a great day.


Moxie January 26, 2010 at 4:17 pm

GREAT post….thank you for the reminder!!! Thanks Lord for everything!!


Monica January 26, 2010 at 4:26 pm

I really needed this reminder today. Thank you!


Hattie January 26, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Thank you for this post. I've been trying to remind myself this all the time lately!


Kat Robertson January 26, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Don't you just hate it and love it all at the same time when God SO apparently calls you out like that? LOL I surely appreciate the conviction but I can't say it doesn't sting hehe

That's awesome though, Phoebe! What a reminder :)

Kat @ For the Love of Chaos


allysonkellner January 26, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Wow–thank you for the reminder! I needed to read this today!


SuzyQpon January 26, 2010 at 8:07 pm

What amazing timing for this post. I just ordered a book today called "The Happiness Project" – it's about a woman who spent each day for a year changing her outlook slowly for the better. I've been thinking for awhile now that my attitude hasn't been so great. I've been short tempered with my husband and children b/c I feel like NO ONE EVER HELPS ME OUT! They undermine all of my hard work. Well, they still do it and while I have the right to ask for help, I don't have the right to just complain and make us all miserable. They are, afterall, the 3 most important people in the world to me and I am so grateful for them! Thanks for 1 more reminder to face life with a little more grace.


Tiffanee January 27, 2010 at 12:33 am

Thanks for such a sweet reminder. It is all so true!!


shopannies January 27, 2010 at 1:29 am

daily even for the smallest things like waking up he is good all the time


boysmum2 January 28, 2010 at 8:07 am

I have those same thoughts all the time when cleaning the house, but I so have to agree with you and step back, take a breath and be v grateful for the wonders I ahve in my life


Katie January 30, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Awesome! Thankful we have the shoes! Have a husband and children! Not so little gifts we often overlook & take for granted


lisa p January 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm

so very true its easy to forget!


Catherine B January 30, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Great reminder~ it is the little things in life that we take for granted but are so fortunate to have!


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