As Thanksgiving approaches, I’m seeing posts on social media about being thankful and what others are thankful for. It has caused me to give the topic some thought.
When deciding to write a Thankful post, I really wanted to think outside the box and really be thankful.
So on this day, a few days before Thanksgiving, I am thankful for Jesus and his sacrifice for me to be able to one day be in heaven with Him. I am thankful that God gave us a way to be forgiven knowing full well we would mess things up every single day. I do. Somehow I screw somethings up. People aren’t always as forgiving as The Lord. I think sometimes we have this notion that God is big, scary and unapproachable. My friends that just isn’t so. He can handle your messy life. Your every sin. Your anger, fear and anxiety.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
1 I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
2 I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
What I Take For Granted
Beyond that, I want to reflect on the things in my every day life that I take for granted. A hot cup of coffee brought to me by my loving husband every morning. The prayers he prays over me before he leaves. The internet that almost always works as I read my devotions online. I am very thankful for the ability to move my body and get a workout in. Then for the hot water I have to shower in after that workout.
Every work day I get in a car that I can pay for to go to a job that I enjoy. I’m thankful for the people I work with and for at that job. Their caring and understanding nature is unmeasurable. We work well together and we try to serve each other. For the ability to have a flexible schedule that fits me.
Let me not forget the ability to text with my kids and husband daily. It gives me peace to know they are alright, where they are supposed to be and doing well.
For our medical, dental and vision insurance that we have. We can seek treatment when every we need to. Jeffrey is very healthy because we have such good medical. He has been diabetic since he was 4.
I’m very thankful for the men and women in uniform who protect our great nation. For those who put on the blue uniform to serve our little town For the firemen and EMS teams who bravely face each new day.
Having my mom close by now, after 13 years. I am thankful she is here. I am thankful we have this time to reconnect and build a friendship. I pray someday she will stop drinking and live her life for the Lord.
For my husbands family. The are the most loving, caring and generous people. We have a good relationship. I am thankful for that. I know not everyone can say that about their in-laws.
I have friends that I see or talk with each day. People I can count on. People that can count on me. I have friends that I do not see and talk with each day, but I know they are there for me and I am there for them. I am thankful we can keep in touch because of social media.
I have a nice place to come home to each night. I can cook, clean and do laundry. I enjoy those things most of the time. I enjoy the quiet evenings with Jeffrey. We can sit and relax with a glass of wine and discuss our day. Or we just relax by watching a show we both enjoy.
Date night! I am thankful for date night. Every other week, we head to town for groceries. Boring you say? I say NOPE! We shop and eat and shop some more. We look at things we’d like to have. We take it slow, enjoy our time together and get the shopping done as well.
I am thankful for the postal worker who brings my mail. The UPS and FedEx workers who drop off my packages. The Schwans man who I have to say no to almost every time, but he comes just the same. The bank tellers who assist us when we need them. The owners of the local minute mart who are kind, friendly and generous.
I am thankful for the mechanics that I trust with my cars. I can stop at any time and get assistance or advice. Most times at no charge. When I do need work done, I am thankful they trust us to pay the bill over a few weeks instead of right away.
I am thankful for the warm bed I climb into each night. For the cat that sleeps on my chest, keeps Jeff awake, but has such a lovable personality. I am thankful for the Shepard that barks at every moving thing in the middle of the night. Which of course wakes us up. I know however, that it’s his job. As he matures he will learn what requires a bark and what doesn’t.
As a wrap up, I want to say I am thankful for you. My readers. Thank you for reading my thoughts. I hope I have been able to encourage you. Maybe with something I’ve written about my experiences or the Word of God I share with you. If I have I’d love to hear about it. The comment link is above this post on a computer, the bottom on a mobile device.
In Christ, ♥ Sabrina
I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.