Yesterday was one of those days. While my children ran around the house like wild turkeys and my dog played the infuriating game of inside-outside, subjecting me to the frigid late November air, it was difficult for me to count my blessings.
But I tried.
In an attempt to turn my heart around, I reached for my Bible. It had been a while since I did any journaling, and the pages were calling to me. Beckoning me to come and read a while.
There are so many passages on thankfulness, it was hard to chose the right one. In the end I chose 1 Chronicles 16:34 – two short lines that hold so much meaning.
“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.”
In spite of the anger, frustration, sorrow and fear that pull us down every day, God is there, waiting to pull us back up. To wrap us up in his tender mercy and get us through to another day.
So, on this Thanksgiving Day, share with me what you are thankful for.
I am thankful for my children, who although they drive me crazy sometimes I love them more than life itself.
I am thankful for my husband for being the rock I can lean on when things get rough (and for always pointing me in the right direction when I need a little nudge).
I am thankful for my parents, for always being there for me, and most recently for gifting me with a hand-me-down laptop so I can pursue my writing dreams.
I am thankful for friends who although they live far away, they take the time to say hello and remind me that the miles between us might physically separate us, but in our hearts we are always together.
I am thankful for you, my followers, for helping me spread my message of hope and love to a world that so desperately needs it.
And most importantly, I am thankful for God, who is always there, and who never gives up on me.
Who never gives up on any of us.
A Blessed Thanksgiving to all of you.