Monday, December 7, 2009

Much more than Arithmetic

"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings."
-Eric Hoffer

I am thankful for the people who enter my life
I am thankful for friends who encourage, support and love me even when I don't deserve it
I am thankful for family who always are by my side
I am thankful for my sister who has sweetly revealed that she can't live without me
I am thankful for my family in America who lovingly speak truth to me
I am thankful for my friend who has good intentions of sending me a package
I am thankful for my cousin and her babies that I call my nephew and niece, and even though I am on the other side of the world, I lift them to Jesus daily
I am thankful that people have invited me into their journey of life, what ever that looks like for them now, it is a privilege to be on it with them
I am thankful for my job which is challenging but is allowing me to grow personally and professionally
I am thankful that I am privileged enough to be in London and on this life adventure
I am thankful that I am going to Uganda in a week and getting to go where I have only dreamed
I am thankful that I have the resources, time, and freedom to be able to do incredible things like go to Uganda
I am thankful that I have lived and learned and experienced so much already in my short 26 years
I am thankful for my warm, beautiful house and my lovely housemates who are a joy to live with
I am thankful for the simple things that I take for granted like food and water
I am thankful that it is chilly but sunny outside and that the leaves are pretty colours
I am thankful for today and that it is a new day with new mercies
I am thankful that one day an inspiring friend set me on a path to discover Jesus
I am thankful that Jesus embraced me and has never let go
I am thankful that I have an incredible hope and a future, and that I can trust in that
I am thankful that I have gifts and a uniqueness that I can offer the world

Friends, I am thankful, and I am trying to master this arithmetic.

*edit - I am thankful for Horndog who sends me emails that make me laugh*


  1. Um, Corrina? You need to edit this; you forgot to mention me by name.

  2. I am thankful that you have a friend named Horndog
    I am thankful that you are having a better day than that "bad day"
    I am thankful that either people have become a little less selfish or you that you have decided that, in the scheme of things, their selfishness is irrelevant.
    I am thankful that YOU are such a fabulous friend/person