A taste of FAITH, a touch of LAUGHTER.
October 10, 2016
I was feeling a bit lonely and out of sorts at this family time of Thanksgiving, so I decided to list the things for which I can give THANKS. Here they are!
Thankful for the roof over my head.
Thankful I have a warm place to live.
Thankful that I have enough pension to pay my bills and still eat and have an occasional treat.
Thankful for my two boys, my grandchild, and the one soon to arrive.
Thankful for my husband’s family who have shown their love and concern for me in so many different ways over the years since I lost him. He was their brother, uncle, and grandpa. He’s sorely missed by all of us. I am blessed to have them.
Thankful for friends and acquaintances, in person and online, who encourage and uplift me on so many occasions. They have blessed me.
Thankful for my church and my church family, my brothers and sisters in Christ, their caring and concern, their wisdom and prayers in troubled times. They have been a blessing.
Thankful for health. It’s hard to express that when so many are hurting so bad with pain, grief and loss, and I feel for those families and pray God’s comfort for them.
Thankful for the ability to still be mobile as I am aging, when so many are shut in, confined and restricted in so many ways. That is also a great loss for them to have to deal with.
Thankful, above all else, for God, who is always very present, in His word as I read it, in times of prayer, and in the love and mercy that surrounds me and sustains me. I am His child. I’m thankful to my Father in heaven for the many gifts that come from His hand. Gifts I have the privilege to see every single day. I’m blessed beyond imagining.
Living daily in thanksgiving will change us.