But this week was a no-brainer, really. This week I am so thankful that my cupboards (and fridge...and freezers -- yes, plural!) are never bare. Far from it, actually -- and I have the pictures to prove it.
Miss Malia and I went on our big monthly grocery shopping trip this morning, and as I was walking up and down the aisles I kept reminding myself of how blessed we truly are. We never have to wonder where our next meal is going to come from. As a mother, I never have to worry that my children will go hungry. Sure -- they may claim that they are s-t-a-r-v-i-n-g, but I know that they have never had a single day where they actually know the real meaning of starvation.
I'm happy that we can provide them with the security that they will always have food on their pates -- but I also like to take the opportunities where they dramatically make the claim of starvation to remind them that there are people in this world -- children like them -- who really and truly know what it feels like to starve.
As I put away my hundreds of dollars worth (!!!) of groceries this afternoon, I actually felt frustrated at not having enough room for it all. And that made me feel guilty. So rather than thinking Argh...I need a bigger kitchen and pantry, I was instead thinking Thank-you Jesus for the way You abundantly bless us with much more than what we actually need.
Please don't look too closely and criticize my food choices. :)
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