Monday, November 22, 2010

My Reasons

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


  1. My sentiments exactly...however I couldn't have said it better myself. I wish you and your whole family a very Happy & blessed Thanksgiving!!!

  2. So many things to be thankful for! Have a blessed holiday!!! :O) Hugs!

  3. Hi Nancy -

    Wonderful list!

    The Thanksgiving and Christmas season hold so many joyful memories. I was married on November 26th. Since hubby died, it's a temptation to focus on loss. Instead, I praise God for the privilege I had of being this wonderful man's wife and that we'll see each other again.

    The glass is not only half full, it's running over. :)


  4. Susan - You touched me deeply with your words. You truly do see the good in everything. How pleasing to God that is. Blessings to you.

  5. Amen to all of those reasons! With minor changes; #1 I agree with fully! #2: change husband to wife and make it 12 years, #3 is two children with no mates, which leaves out #4. The rest are as is! You have a wonderful list here and in my opinion, they are ordered perfectly by priority.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  6. We all spend so much time thinking about the things we want but don't have, it's nice to have a day every year where we count our blessings and give thanks. It should be more than one day, though!

  7. These are such lovely things to be thankful for. I'm very, very thankful for my healthy family, and just for having a nice life. Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Great Thankful list Nancy :-)

    I hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving