For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
God. I don’t mean to sound trite or flippant by including God on a list. Without Him nothing else would be possible. I am thankful for Who He is and for all He has done, for the attributes of His character: justice, grace, mercy, longsuffering, kindness, righteousness, and so much more.
Family. Though we’re not perfect, I am glad God gave us to each other, and I dearly love each one.
Church. What a privilege to be able to meet freely and fellowship with a body of believers who love and support each other.
The Bible: What a wonderful book! Multitudes of times God has given me exactly what I needed at just the right time through it, encouragement, instruction, rebuke, inspiration. A true treasure trove.
Creation. Though marred by the fall, this world still has a lot of beauty in which we see the Creator’s hand.
Music. It speaks to my heart like nothing else.
Technology. I am very glad to love in the age we do.
Thanksgiving. Though we should be thankful every day, I am glad for this special emphasis and reminder to stop and count our blessings.
“Online friends.” What a blessing you have been to me since I started blogging!
Multitudes of little things — it really is hard to stop counting your blessings once you start!
I enjoyed going over again a Thanksgiving Bible Study I did last year, especially “reasons to thank the Lord” and “results of thanking the Lord.” I actually had forgotten I had done it and almost did it again this year, which would have been fine, too.
I hope you all have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving Day!
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most high: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night. Psalm 92:1-2.