15 cups of oatmeal, 2 cups of sucanat, 6 eggs, butter and oil, 3 tsp. of cinnamon, 2 cups of coconut.........i make this basic granola almost weekly. And when i find myself inwardly complaining at the granola container being empty AGAIN, i remind myself to be thankful for the ingredients to make it and the people to feed it too. For i was reminded again recently how thankfulness and a heart of gratitude is at the very core of a christian, and how a rude and ungrateful heart nullifies any "spirituality" a person tries to put on. If someone is unthankful you can rest assured their hearts are rooted in selfishness, for after all, selfishness is at the root of complaining ungratefulness. Show me an ungrateful "christian" and i'll show you someone who is not walking in a real, vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and chances are, neither are their children. You simply can't walk with Him on a daily basis and complain. That river of life flowing through you simply finds itself bursting through, no matter the rain or clouds in your life. It doesn't mean you'll never struggle or have days when you feel like crawling into bed with the covers over your head, but it does mean that during those times you will make a choice. A choice to be thankful and to count your blessings.
So bring on the empty granola bowl, it's one more thing to be thankful for. :)