Wednesday, November 24, 2010

All I've Ever Wanted...


Happy Thanksgiving! It's that time of year when we all feel thankful for everything we have, until Black Friday...the day when we all feel the urge to spend tons of money on useless garbage we don't need. So, this year, I'm going to work on being grateful for what I already have. I have started a daily "Gratitude Journal" in which I am trying to find SOMETHING to be thankful for everyday. It's not always easy...In this process, I've come to realize that there is something to be grateful for in every aspect of my life, even in my trials. There are lessons learned, friends made, qualities gained, relationships strengthened, and skills sharpened. For example, in dealing with a certain trial in my life in the last few years, I've become much more empathetic towards others trials and have gained a softened heart. So, in honor of this realization, I'm going to post some of the lyrics to one of my favorite songs by Michael McLean.

What I Need

All I ever wanted,
All I ever dreamed of,
Everything I hoped and all the things I prayed for
Couldn't hold a candle to what I've been given,
I've been given what I need.

A mansion on the hill or love like in the movies
Perfect little lives, where no one has a problem
Instead of all those things I thought I really wanted
I've been given what I need.

Even when I didn't understand,
When I thought you had no heart,
Thank you for rejecting my demand
And always giving me the better part.

All I ever wanted,
All I ever dreamed of,
Everything I hoped and all the things I prayed for
Couldn't hold a candle to what I've been given
I've been given what I need.

Happy Thanksgiving to all, I'm grateful for each one of you!
Love, K.

5 comments:

Terri OConnor said...

Im thankful for caramel, chocolate pecan pie!!!!!

Tim and Katie Jean said...

I too, am thankful for pie. And good customers who have turned into good friends. :)

Terri OConnor said...

Oh girl...so thankful for friends-like you! Have a wonderful parade watching/food eating/pie tasting/chair sleeping day!

Rachel said...

I love you Katie Jean! You are an amazing person & wonderful friend. Everyone should have a Katie Jean in their life. I'm truly blessed to know you.

Tim and Katie Jean said...

Thanks Rachel Ann. I miss your cute face and I love you back.