Thankful Thoughts

Psalm 100:4 – Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name. (HCSB)

I have so many things to be thankful for, not just this week with a day named Thanksgiving but every week. I am thankful for God’s love, thankful that He is merciful and forgiving; thankful that He sacrificed His Son for me, and thankful that He listens to my prayers. I am thankful for my Godly husband who encourages me, supports me, and loves me. I am thankful for our hardworking son and thankful for the daughter he brought us by marriage. I am thankful for our two amazing grandchildren who each have a special “Granny suggah spot” and I love them both a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck! I am thankful for my extended family, although they can be a little fudgy – sweet, somewhat nutty, and at times give me a stomachache – they are still mine and I love them. I am thankful for my two grandmothers, both strong women who lived out the love of God. I understand things as an adult that I took for granted as a child, and I appreciate more every day the lives they lived and the sacrifices they made. I am thankful for friends who laugh with me, cry with me, hold my hand, and hug my neck. I am thankful for people who get the humor in sarcasm. I am thankful for social media sites that allow me to have “old” friends in my life again. I am thankful for people who have a working knowledge of contractions (your and you’re are NOT interchangeable). I am thankful for my small group class at church and the way we love and support each other. I am thankful for my church family and feel privileged to be a part of such a great group of people. I am thankful for praying people in my life. I am thankful that I live in the United States of America. I am thankful for the house that is our home. I am thankful for warm temperatures, sandy toes by the ocean, and colorful sunsets. I am thankful that Jesus loves me and that I can freely know His love by reading my Bible and listening to ministers who speak God’s truth. Joseph B. Wirthlin summed it all up with “I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not full comprehend by any other means.”




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