Being Thankful

With Thanksgiving days away, I decided to stop and reflect on what I’m thankful for this season.

  • Friends and family— It’s easy to take things like our family, friends and home for granted. They are everywhere present and with the familiarity comes a decreased awareness of how important they are to our lives. Yet if tragedy struck, how empty our days would suddenly become without them.
  • Writing—Though some days I feel like I’m on the computer just to listen to my fingers tap on the keys, I enjoy what I do. My readers often respond to something I’ve written, either by private message  or by response form. Sometimes you make me laugh. Sometimes you bring tears when you share your personal responses. I love being part of your lives this way.
  • Country—Even though the news makes me cringe when I listen to it, I still know I live in one of the best nations in the world. I’m free to drive to another state, catch a plane across the country, shop in any store I choose. Freedom is something I shouldn’t take for granted, but it is easy to forget not everyone on the planet can decide the days of their lives.
  • Faith—God called me at an early age to be part of His work on earth. Following him has been an adventure. I’ve experienced a lot of circumstances I wouldn’t have chosen for myself. But in His wisdom, He knew the kinds of things I needed to grow and to be made more fit for His kingdom. I give thanks that He cares enough about me to challenge me to grow as a person.

What things are you thankful for this season? Write yourself a list. Share it with a friend. Pray over it with your heavenly Father.

Philippians 4:6 (NKJV) says: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Have a thankful Thanksgiving.



Reposted from November 2014

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