Father God, I have a head cold, and my sinuses are miserable. My eye is watering. My nose is running, and I can't sleep because of the pressure in my head.
And you know what, Father?
I am thankful.
I am thankful for the warmth of my home and the hot water that runs in my shower where I can stand and let steam be one of my favorite things. I am thankful for hot soup and cold ice water.
I am thankful for the sun that comes up in the morning, and the stars that fill the night.
I am thankful for you and the to-the-core knowing that you love me because that really does help.
I am thankful for a recliner where I can rest and doze.
I feel extremely blessed to have my life, my children, my friends. I feel blessed to be loved by wonderful people. I feel blessed that when I am too miserable to read anything or even watch anything, I can lie with my eyes closed and just spend time with you.
Father, I have a very good life. Thank you.
In Jesus' name, I offer this deep gratitude to you.