I have been having a tough time blogging. I log in, start writing a post, then half way through decide I just can't. I don't want to blog to complain, I want to blog to entertain (ha! A rhyme!) . So because my heart is usually sad and I spend so much time thinking about what I don't have rather then appreciating all that I do have, I would like to start blogging about things I am thankful for. I hope that by focusing on the good things in my life and how fortunate we are, how fortunate I am, I can let god take over my heart and experience the joy that my heart has been missing. The joy that surpasses all understanding.
So today, I am thankful that we live in Canada.
Last night, Gary and I went and watched Argo. It's a new movie in theatres based on a true story of American hostages in Iran in the 1980s I believe. We both decided it was the best movie we have seen in a long time and were also appreciating over and over how lucky we are to have been born in a country filled with peace. We did not choose to be born in Canada or to live such a blessed and easy life. We were given these opportunities and jobs and everything we need to survive and much much more. I keep thinking back to a twitter hash tag that I see once in a while #firstworldproblems. First world problems. Basically, they are menial things that we all complain about, (too many clothes to fit in the closet, having to do laundry, air conditioning made my house too cold, I actually have to cook food because all the prepackaged stuff is gone. You get the picture) I have posted a pic or two on Instagram and someone has commented with that hash tag. While it is kind of a joke, I always feel guilty because I can be such a complainer about things that just don't matter. Nobody cares that I don't want to wash my windows. I have a great house, with lots of windows. They need washing so suck it up and do it. Appreciate what you have. Take care of it.
I can be very ungrateful of many things in my life. Today I will be grateful I live in Canada.