Happy Thanksgiving, All.
Indeed, we are all fortunate. And yet I wonder if we ever spend enough time recognizing and giving thanks for all that is good, as we live in a world that seems to delight in highlighting adversity. Reflecting on that, I made a list of my top fifty-one blessings.
I’m thankful for…
2. My bride
3. My daughter
4. Freedom to worship
5. Freedom to speak
6. Freedom to assemble
8. A warm home
9. A full pantry
10. The opportunity to work
11. Good friends who are bold men of example
12. Opportunities to serve others in need
18. Music’s emotion
19. The vivid tremolo of hope in a child’s laugh
20. Family meals
21. Holiday traditions
25. Morning light
26. Loyal dissent
27. Four seasons
30. Good Samaritans
32. Teachers like Pete Fernley, Fran Drake, Mike McDonald, and Tom DeCoster
33. Leaders like Russ and Luke
34. The library (one in particular)
36. Bobby McFerrin
39. My mistakes
40. Warm clothes and shoes
44. My education
45. My experiences – good or bad
46. Today’s memories
47. Tomorrow’s purpose and opportunities
So, consider this…what’s on your list?
If you were fortunate enough to be able to celebrate with a Thanksgiving feast, I suspect your list is as lengthy and diverse as mine. Celebrate it all. And give thanks like never before – today and all days.
Keep it Lit, Y’all –
Well said but would replace Cheetos with Loris crackers.
Also, with all the challenges we face, I would still list America as the bright spot for others.
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Thanks, Jeff! No doubt, Ms Lori makes some AWESOME crackers! And I agree with you on America, of course – hence, my reference to our Veterans and the freedoms they’ve defended. Hopefully, Jesus and America are bright spots for all. Sounds like you’re off to a great start with your list – excellent!! Best to you all – hope you’re enjoying the weekend.
You are a beacon of light, love and humour, TJ. God bless you and yours
Thank you, TKN! Hugs to your family. Peace.
Ted-miss working with you sir but so thankful I am able to enjoy your wit and wisdom again in Conspicuous Candor. All the the best to you and your family during this time of Thanksgiving and the upcoming celebration of Christ’s birth.
Thank you, my friend! Best to you, Val, and family, always. Peace.