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.

One thought on “Thankful

  1. I second all your list except where you list being a woman, and then I’m changed it to being grateful to be a man in America.

    I too have looked at the way other countries live and see what an advantage we have in our homeland. We may not have “universal” healthcare but our poor have more opportunities than those of many countries even in the middles classes.

    I am thankful that I have boy who is so interesting and interested in everything. In fact, I’m grateful to have a child at all, since I started late.

    This list could go on, but thanks for the reminder. It’s good to count our blessings.

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