02 August 2012

Thankful Thursdays

One of the things I've decided I need to do is be more thankful. In part, this means saying "thank you" more often. In part it means having a good attitude about life. In part it means writing posts like this one, aptly falling into the category of "Thankful Thursdays."

Today, I choose to be thankful for adulthood and what comes with it. There is great privilege in this country, and we (all of us) take it for granted to some degree or another. One of those privileges is the chance to take responsibility for our own well-being. Most wouldn't consider responsibility a privilege, but rather more of a downside of privilege. I consider freedom from a tyrannical rule, which allows me to take responsibility for my own actions and life, to be an enormous blessing.

I have a responsibility to do right, to love and respect my husband, to treat others with kindness, and to honor my God with my very being. These are blessings that I don't take lightly. As Romans 6 says, I am in slavery to righteousness, and free from sin. I'm thankful that I'm no longer in slavery to sin and free from righteousness. I'm thankful that my service to righteousness includes the ability to take responsibility for my actions. May I live responsibly, with a thankful heart..

Happy Thursday!

Much love,

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