I am thankful to be an American. Having traveled to various countries I appreciate being an American. I am afforded great things in this country even the ability to disagree with its policies at times. This is a truly great place to be from.

I am thankful for life. The ability to breathe, to love, to walk with a purpose and a destiny set before me brings me great joy and peace. Not everything is perfect in my life but I am in the will of the Father and I am blessed to be so.

I am thankful for health. I am not suffering with any disease. I am grateful that I feel well. I am thankful that we have fresh food to eat, eastern and western medicine when needed.

I am thankful for my family. Everyone is safe and in their homes and that makes me grateful. I am thankful that my adult children are working. I love to see my son in such a great relationship and I am grateful that he has chosen someone who fits in our family. I am thankful for my home. I love the warmth of my home and I am ever so grateful to have a roof over my head. It is a blessing. I recognize it.

I am thankful for my friends. I have a group of people around me who I can be honest with. We love deep and are loyal. I am thankful for work. I am blessed to work a lot of hours in a service that is worthwhile to me.

I am thankful for my church. Thankful that I work alongside great people of God. This group of people wants to see the Kingdom of Heaven touch earth and have sold-out to do so. I am forever thankful for my church. It wasn’t where I was born but it has allowed me with grace and mercy to grow up.

Above all and forever I am thankful to serve God. He is everything to me. I don’t want to be without Him. All the other things I mentioned above can be gone in a heartbeat. I can screw up and lose it all but I don’t want to be without God. He is the foundation on which I have chosen to build my life and although it isn’t always easy to serve him, it’s always necessary. I love him with my whole heart and I am beyond grateful that I was called to serve.

What are you thankful for? Sometimes, it’s great to sit down and list them.