Giving Thanks For What Matters
Thanksgiving: I love the name of this holiday. In my opinion, it is one of the most extraordinary holidays we celebrate as a nation. This is the holiday that we celebrate the blessings in our lives. It is a time to gather together and express our thanks for our loved ones, our health, and all the amazing things about the world we live in. I’m forever grateful to the pilgrims and native Americans who came together in peace to celebrate the bounty of this great land.
I offer thanks for my blessings on a daily basis, however I love to share the gifts I’m thankful for with as many people as possible during this wonderful time of year. What follows is a short list of the many things that matter to me. I hope you’ll share what you’re thankful for with me.
I am thankful that I can give to others.
I am thankful that I can see when people are in need.
I am thankful that I can push myself from bed and walk on my own.
I am thankful for every breath and for the fact that I can breathe without the assistance of a machine.
I am thankful for the work I have been called to do, which is helpful to so many, by providing fine quality reading materials.
I’m thankful for my customers and clients.
I am thankful to be in a position to help my co-workers become greater people.
I am thankful to be able to show co-workers that working for a Christian organization can be pretty cool.
I am thankful that medicine has advanced and I am still alive.
I am thankful that surgeons can now replace body parts that have been injured or destroyed.
I am thankful for pro-wrestling! Really! I don’t know how much more fake I could stand. Ha! Ha!
I am thankful for my dogs, the older is a border collie/shepherd mix. The younger is a Labrador/shepherd mix.
I am thankful for my parents who raised me and kept me safe and sound.
I am thankful for my brother, my only sibling.
I am ever so thankful and blessed to have a beautiful, funny and loving daughter, who has married a good man.
I’m thankful for the gift my daughter and her husband have given me — my grandson.
Then there is my wife for whom I am forever thankful. We have been married for 19 years. We have been together through thick and thin. She is my partner. She is my friend. She means the world to me.
I’m also thankful for everyone who takes the time to read my posts. These are a few things I’m thankful for. What about you? Please feel free to share. And may you and your loved ones have a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving.