I won't have time to blog till after Thanksgiving, so I will do my thoughts a bit early.
We met a man going grocery shopping today who used to be the principal of my children's school. He looked so happy and spoke with such enthusiasm about how much we have to be thankful for. He is right. My heart overflows with love when I think of all of my many blessings.:
First of all I remember the day I met Jesus Christ as a person and not just someone I knew things about. That was a great day and every day I am thankful for my salvation and His presence and all He is, all He is to me.
Second, I am full of gratitude for my family. My wonderful husband and I have had 37 wonderful married years together. When you get older, some thing get sweeter.
Third comes my children whom I love more than I can say. They have all chosen such kind, loving, and wonderfully suited mates who make three more children to love.
Fourth is my grandson who fills me with more joy and wonder every day.
Fifth is my country which I love so dearly and have such warm hopes for our future as a nation.
Along with that, is number 6, freedom of religion. I can pray, I can go to my own church, I can tell about my faith. That is a great blessing right there.
Next comes good health and all of the medical helpers we have at our convenience.
Number 8 is tasty, nutritious food, housing (my little "cottage"), and heat in the winter and air in the summer.
I am thankful for the arts and beauty. For music, painting, dancing, theater, nature, and the loveliness of other people.
Lastly, I am blessed with all the mental things to do, jobs and writing, creativity of every sort, God's plans for us and our responses to Him.
Of course this is just the beginning. I am thankful now for life and for this time I am in.
May you all have a truly blessed Thanksgiving Day. Love, Nancy