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“Something to Be Thankful For”

A Moment in My Life – Wednesday, November 25, 2020

As Thanksgiving approaches, I find myself taking stock of all that I am thankful for. I give thanks every day, but Thanksgiving is like Christmas except that instead of checking off things we want from our Santa list, we check off things we are thankful for from our blessings list, which I don’t mind participating in doing. The first thing I am thankful for is that my blessings list is way longer than my Santa list. Do I hear an Amen?

There are so many things I am thankful for. Every morning I wake up, open my eyes to living another day is an excellent place to start. Many of you know I love sunrise. I am thankful for a camera that I could capture the gorgeous sunrises to share with others via social media. While we are talking about social media, I am thankful for the variety of ways to stay connected, especially during this strange year of living in quarantine.

I am thankful for the good that came from the bad. The bad being the Coronavirus that forced us into Shelter in Place. The good that came from this was that it paved my path to begin my writing career. God knows I needed all the help I could get to apply the chair glue to concentrate on writing. He knows I’m a wimp when it comes to saying no to a friend’s invitation to hang out. Shelter in Place eradicated all my excuses, and my writing life began. 

I am thankful for daily greetings with my sisters to begin and end each day. I am thankful for all the people God has blessed me with who continue to fill my days with their virtual presence. I am incredibly thankful for the relationships which blossomed this year. 

I am thankful for answered prayers, such as the hedge of protection placed around me and everybody I know keeping us safe from the Coronavirus. I am thankful for the healing, restorations, and peace in my circles. I am thankful for the beginnings of our new church and the unity of the church family.

I am thankful for good health, a hot cup of coffee, a nice ripe but firm banana, food on the table, money to pay the bills, and plenty of toilet paper. I am thankful for the feel-good movies on Hallmark. I am thankful for a well-written TV show. I am thankful for Zoom, FaceTime, the phone, and social media so that we are not alone. 

I am thankful for life and living. I am thankful for each of you who has added value to my life because of your uniqueness that helps me be a better person. I am thankful for God’s reassurances, love, mercy, and forgiveness. I am thankful for so much more because, at every moment, there is something to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Stay safe!

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