This time of year always brings out the reflective side in me. I start thinking about my many blessings and how sometimes I take them for granted. I think about holidays past, present, and future. I always feel a sense of wonder and contentment and gratitude when Thanksgiving rolls around. While I should (and try to) remember to be thankful year round, I believe a specific time set apart to remind us of our blessings is a good thing, a way to get us back on track.
So, on this chilly morning, as I lay here in bed, I ponder on the things that I'm really thankful for. And if you'll indulge me, I'll share just a few with you.
I'm thankful for a warm house on chilly mornings.
I'm thankful for a vehicle that gets me where I'm going.
I'm thankful for the chance to go to church today.
I'm thankful for my little dog, all curled up in his bed.
I'm thankful for the gift of music and song.
I'm thankful that my problems are no worse than what they are.
I'm thankful for this season of singleness.
I'm thankful for a family that, though imperfect, loves me.
I'm thankful that I live in a country where I'm free to worship and live for God.
I'm thankful that I'm still able to walk, breathe, and do the things I love.
I'm thankful that my family is still whole, healthy, and safe.
I'm thankful for the sight of our horses grazing in my parents' field.
I'm thankful for friends that care about me.
I'm thankful for a job that is challenging and rewarding.
I'm thankful for our veterans that have given so much to preserve this land.
I'm thankful for parents that loved me enough to raise me to know God.
I'm thankful for a brother and sisters that will forever be my best friends.
I'm thankful for this peace that passes understanding.
I'm thankful for a Savior who left His home to give His life for me.
I'm thankful for a Heavenly Father who loved me enough to give up His own Son.
I'm thankful for my salvation and that blessed hope of a life beyond this one.
I'm thankful there is a Heaven where there will be no more death, sorrow, or pain.
I'm thankful for a Friend that sticks closer than a brother.
I'm thankful that God has a specific plan for my life.
I'm thankful that I am His, forever and always....
In His Grip!
"In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." 1 Thessalonians 5:18
So, what are you thankful for? Feel free to comment and share! God bless you this holiday season!