Approaching the holidays, it’s easy to slip out of contentment and into discontent when we see the advertisements telling us what we need and what we should have, displaying all the sparklies and the pretties and the “Oh neats!”

I’m guilty of giving in to these thoughts on occasion. OOh, I’d like this and this and THIS for Christmas this year!” The list grows so long that suddenly, I’m thinking about all the thing I don’t have, have to do without and can’t get.

Truth is, if I could be content without those things before Christmas, I can be content…without those things.

Maybe some of them are even on the “need” list and not the “want” list. But we’ll get to the needs as we get to them. In the mean time, I can thank God for everything I DO have, so that I’m not complaining about what I DON’T.

I have an awful lot to be thankful for!

Thankful Thursday is hosted by Grace Alone.

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Hey, y’all! I’m Amber and I wear many hats. I drink a ton of coffee and I’m constantly sweeping crumbs off the floor. After 18 years of homeschooling, I’m getting close to graduating my third child and now we are starting over at preschool with our fourth, Lil Miss Mouse. She keeps us young and she’s the main reason for my excessive coffee consumption. Drink up!