I’m so sorry that I haven’t posted! I couldn’t think of anything to say these last couple of days that wouldn’t bore you to death. ;)
Anyways…isn’t it so great to have a holiday centered on thanking God? I’m thankful for just that – that we can freely praise our Lord and thank Him for all He has given us.
By the way – and this is kind of random – I’ve realized that a daily battle for me is to believe the truth that I am loved and forgiven…for everything…and that I don’t have to be perfect – because who’s perfect? If we were perfect, we wouldn’t need God.
So, I just wanted to say that I’m learning how to be thankful even for this struggle, because it means that I have to rely on God for me to get through each day. God has blessed me with trials, even, because these things are what strengthen my faith and root me even deeper and firmer in His love.
So…what else am I thankful for?
Family. Grandparents. Brothers, even. ;) School. T-shirts and jeans with Tweety bird on them. Laughter. Grace. Books. Youth group. Painted toenails and long, comfy jeans that make me want to curl up with a book. Food. Phones. Forgiveness. Sweet, dear friends who have brought me more joy, encouragement, and understanding than they could ever know. God’s Word. Email. Blogs. True, real freedom. Joy FM radio, and Spirit FM. Singing. Smiles. The aroma of food in the kitchen. Church. Ping-pong. Games. This beautiful house. The home I have in my family and in God, no matter where we are. My eyes, to see. My heart, to see. ;) Health. Internet, no matter how slow it may be. Cards. Colorful flowers made out of tissue paper. Words. Friendship. Puzzles. Giving. Receiving. Joy. All the beautiful memories given to me by God. Movies. Wisdom. Pop-out books. Clouds. Hope. Fresh air. Autumn trees. Butterflies. Pet dogs. Stuffed animals. True love. God.
And what about you? I think you should make a list of the things you are thankful for. Seriously – make a list, on paper, on the computer, whatever. You will be surprised at how endless that list will be, and how joyful you will feel afterwards. “Count your blessings”…you will be blessed.
Happy Thanksgiving – have a happy, joyful time giving thanks to God!