I don’t know about the rest of you, but I forgot my normal November habit. (Big Eye Roll!)
Over the last several years, I have written a “thankful” every day of November. I guess with our house going on the market (Did I mention, I’m tired? 😬) and the elections, the calendar flipped and I forgot my normal routines!!
Today, I am going to share my #1-10 to get myself back on track, hopefully continue for the rest of the month and maybe spur some of you to catch up too! It’s never too late to be thankful. It’s always in fashion. Not to mention it’s healthy for your heart! Let’s Go …
I’m Thankful For:
1. God’s Love
I know this is a very broad topic, but really how do I begin and stop if I start to elaborate? It’s impossible!
As one writer put it …
Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made;
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.
His love is everything to me! Every. Thing.!
2. The Love of My Family
They know me at my worst and best and everywhere in between. They accept me, every part! They are God’s richest blessings!
3. Two Beautiful New Bundles from Heaven in 2020!
All my love and gratitude for God’s blessings this year; Justice Everette and Marigold “Goldie” Elizabeth!! Zee Zee is so VERY thankful for you!!
4. FaceTime and Phones to Communicate
I am so thankful to see my grands in real-time and daily pics! It helps with the distance between us. I can’t imagine living apart without these communication aids.
5. My Mom and Father-in-law’s freedom for their earthly bodies this year.
The pain of being apart is real and hard and grief filled, but their aging bodies confined and restrained them from the vibrant lives they enjoyed. I know their new realities are complete and whole. I miss you so much, but am thankful for the freedom and perfection you’ve been granted.
6. The Love of Friends
Friends, we welcome into our lives, they weren’t born there. They fill my life with width, depth, breadth, and so much joy. I have the best there could be! Many have walked my journey for quite a way … they are Framily!
7. The Love of a Body of Believers
My new church family has welcomed me with open arms and warm hearts. I look forward to the journey ahead.
8. A Roof Over My Head
Seriously, I have seen the living places in third world countries and nothing makes you more grateful for a warm, dry place to live and rest your body, daily!
9. Food in My Pantry & Frig
Despite every financial situation, I have always had food in my house: not worrying how I would eat and never experienced the reality of hunger.
10. Having a Closet and Dresser with a variety of Clothing and Accessories
I’ve never had to worry, if I had clothing. In fact, mine don’t have holes or rips and I don’t have to wear whatever size I can find. My clothing fits me, I chose it and I have accessories including shoes to suit me. I don’t think about it much, but that’s indulgenence!
If you haven’t ever listed “thankfuls”, I hope you start!
If you forgot like me, catch up.
Naming them, changes your heart and fills it with gratitude. Lots of things fade away and it sharpens your perspective and outlook.
Let me add #11 for tomorrow, today:
I am thankful for YOU, my blog followers, who are more like friends than numbers. Your encouragement and graciousness to walk this online journey with me are remarkable. I think of all of you often and breath prayers with your names. Your readership allows me the privilege of sharing life. Your comments speak to me so often. Some of you I may never meet, but never think for a moment, I don’t think about you!!
Wishing you a Thank-full month!
Share a thankful or two of yours with me in the comments!!!
Feel free to share with a friend(s).
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