Thankful on Easter Eve

10176161_10101534191421000_5051930694433857001_nTonight I am thankful.

Thankful for a sunny Spring day, albeit a little windy and chilly. (Trying to focus on the positive)

Thankful for frilly blue princess dresses that flutter in the wind and make strangers smile.

Thankful for a husband who is so present and “in it” with me on this parenting journey.

Thankful for friends who ride the highs and lows of life with us, and stick with us when everyone else turns away.

Thankful for coffee. Always thankful for coffee.

Thankful for prayer. Always ALWAYS thankful for prayer.

Thankful for two kids who are learning to play together. What a joy that is to watch unfold and grow …

Thankful for P90X3. Never thought I’d say it, but I am.

Thankful that when I went into the bathroom tonight to brush my teeth, I saw a book sitting on the back of the toilet. I see that book every day when I go into the bathroom, but tonight of all nights I decided to pick it up (I haven’t in months) and flip to the page I was last on. Of all things, the topic was … Jesus’ arrival into Jerusalem, His Last Supper, His betrayal, death, and resurrection.

Of all things.

I was going to finish up my bathroom routine, and crawl into bed and maybe check Facebook. I was going to turn off the light and drift off to sleep. I was going to maybe feel a titch guilty that I never did get to my Bible today … today of all days, with tomorrow upon us.

But instead I followed a super random prompting to pick up a book that I actually don’t really care for (which is why I haven’t touched it in months) that has sat in the toilet “magazine” basket for a while now and spontaneously read a brief but touching description of what my Lord did for me so many years ago.

Thank God for spontaneity.

Spontaneity brought freedom to me today. It brought laughter to me today. It brought motivation to me today. And spontaneity brought focus to me. In the last moments of my day, a spontaneous choice to pick up a book helped me made good on my intention to remember what tomorrow is all about.

Happy Easter; He Is Risen!

About kristinlindeen

I am Kristin. I am Erik's wife. I am Joshua, Rebecca, and Andrew's mom. I am known nationally as the "QBQ! Daughter" and keynote on Personal Accountability and the QBQ. I am certified in Myers Briggs and am passionate about helping people understand themselves and others better. I am John and Karen's daughter. I am sister to many, mentor to some, friend to others. Most defining, I am Christ's daughter, adopted by God--rescued and saved by grace. And almost every single day, I need to be reminded of that truth. Come say "hi" at and of course, browse the blog! I'd love to hear from you, so comment away!
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1 Response to Thankful on Easter Eve

  1. aberka32 says:

    Beautiful family and wonderful post!!

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