By: Jennifer Murray

The Everyday Gratitude….

I love that we are in the season of gratitude…but how I long for it not to be just a season in my year.  I want it to be an everyday consciousness.

I want to breathe in thankfulness in the morning, and breath it out in the night hours.

I’m thankful for my freedom, my family, my church, my home, my provisions, my country. But are my eyes peeled for everyday gratitude?


Like for quiet mornings that start with Lego building…


For simple meals that satisfy little bellies…

worship songs in the living room

For little ones who worship with their voices and hearts…

homeschooling with teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons

For learning around our table


For the ability to exercise after a sedentary season

making a date out of running errands

For a surprise opportunity to spend an hour in the car running errands together…

solid wood bunkbeds in kids room

For nights that end in peaceful slumber…


These are the things that I want to bring everyday gratefulness to my heart.   

What everyday things are YOU grateful for?


* “grateful” necklace by Lisa Leonard Designs – I haven’t taken it off since I got it.

5 Responses to “The Everyday Gratitude….”

  1. Traci Michele
    November 21, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    amen. beautiful thoughts and pics! Love, Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

  2. Brad Murray
    November 21, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    I am thankful for a wife who love the Lord and blesses me everyday in helping with everything in life.

  3. Barbara Manatee
    November 21, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    My children, my husband, our health, our home, our jobs, snuggles, hearing “I Love you” from my kids, my education, our future 🙂

    Happy Thanksgiving!
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  4. Crystal
    November 22, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    It’s funny you should ask. Every year, people always say at Thanksgiving what they’re thankful for, and it’s always big, generic things, like health and family and friends. I’m very thankful for those, but the answers that always pop into my head are so much different. Running. Sleeping with a hot water bottle at night. Good chocolate. Finding something on sale. My laptop. The library. And my list could go on….

  5. Kate
    November 24, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    Love the necklace! I want one. 🙂 Then we could be twinsies! I just did a blog post about what I’m thankful for…it was that we have 3 bathrooms, a working washer and dryer, etc. Can you guess what we were doing on Thanksgiving? I’ll give you a hint: I now have ninja-like skills at getting a puke bucket in front of my kids.

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