The Four Things I’m Grateful For

I really don’t feel like I have much to say today. When I really have a good blog post coming, I’ll typically think about it throughout the week and then knock it out in one night. After thoroughly mulling it through during the week I know which direction I want to go. 

Not this week, however; I just don’t have much to say. 

Typically when I have nothing to say, I decide to be thankful. There are, of course, times when I complain or gossip, but I like to think of those times as few and far between as I grow older. So, below is a list of things of which I am grateful.

1. Freedom: I am thankful that I do not struggle with an addiction any longer. It took more than 20 years to say that I am totally free from a life of being enslaved to pornography. It is still a daily choice to be free, but living in this freedom is so much more satisfying that carrying the guilt of being a hypocrite-Christian, an unfaithful husband, and an unfocused father. 

2. Grace: Without grace, I would not be accepted for who I am. Grace gives infinite power to the one who receives it, and I have received a perfect grace from my Father in Heaven and also my wife. Grace must be a cornerstone of what we do as noone is perfect.

3. Family: How awesomely incredible is family? There is no other group of people that will take you in like family. You can make mistakes, have a rotten attitude, say words that hurt, or take any other selfishness action, but family will always be there. Being family is a choice, and I realize that. I also know that my family has made that choice for the long-haul (another thing of which I am thankful). 

4. Friends: (see #3) 

Although this is an incomplete list, I think I’ll leave it there. It really encompasses some of the main things that I am thankful for each and every day. I too am thankful for a job, a wonderful neighborhood, a car, a nice house to sleep in, various work-related opportunities, water, etc. but without these main four I think I’d be lost. 

What is on your list?

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I Love You So Much – Poem by David Yarbrough

It has been quite some time since I’ve blogged! I hope to not have that long of a dry spell again, but some pretty incredible things have happened in the past year. 
1. I have one of my children’s stories fully illustrated, still looking for a publisher
2. I am making YouTube video screencasts on using a Goemetry Software to eventually make a full course
3. The Queen just became a Beachbody coach and is dedicated to improving people’s lives
4. I work a nighttime position at the school and am bringing home an extra $1000 per month
With all these things going on, I just have not made the time to blog. Shame on me! I have, however, made it more of a priority to catch up with Facebook friends and complete my to-do list on the Coach.me app on my phone. These are all good changes, but I still want to write publicly. (I have been writing, just not on publicly on WordPress.)
Without further delay, here is a poem that I wrote to the Queen one day this past year. No doubt I was probably using the restroom when I wrote it, but it’s pretty good! 
I Love You So Much
I love you so much,
You mean the world to me.
You are so great – I’ll tell you what,
I never thought I’d be,

As lucky as I am,
To have a wife like you.
You show me that I can,
When I doubt things I do.

At night when I lie in bed,
I do so peacefully.
It’s pleasant being by your side,
It’s thoughts of you I see.

I am so thankful to have my wife, 

My source of inspiration,

My true companion, and best friend, 

My excellent persuasion.

I will pursue you for my life,
I’ll be your loving man,
Mistakes I’ll make there is no doubt,
But with you I’ll always stand.
Copyright David Yarbrough 2014