Monday, November 19, 2007

Thanksgiving Thoughts

This week is Thanksgiving, and that's got me to thinking... How thankful am I really? Do I really take the time to give thanks. I was taught at a young age to say "please" and "thank you", so I am pretty good at saying "thanks" when someone holds a door open for me or says something nice to me. But that doesn't make me a thankful person.

I have spent a great deal of time these past few weeks telling God just how thankful I am for things... from the big things to the smallest details. After all, it's all from Him, so that's where my thanks is due. What I have come to realize in listening to Him is that He really loves giving me things to be thankful for! That amazes me. The Creator of ALL really thinks I am something special, so much so that He wants to bless my socks off. And He does. Bless my socks off, that is.
So, here it is- a partial list of the things I am thankful for today.

  • a God who died for me, knows my inner most and STILL loves me

  • a husband who loves me and makes our marriage a priority

  • a son who is one of my heroes of faith and perseverance

  • a daughter-to-be whom He has chosen just for our family

  • Grace

  • friends and family that I can make memories with

  • a church family that I am growing with

  • a passion for my work

  • sunsets

  • laughter

  • tears

  • restoration
    • I could go on and on and on. What about you? What are you thankful for? And more importantly, have you told God how thankful you are? Celebrate this Thanksgiving by telling Him how thankful you are, then listen carefully to hear just how much He loves blessing you too...


      Lydia said...

      I'm thankful you finally decided to share your thoughts with the blogging world! Way to go, Holly! I LOVED reading this. Just another way to keep in touch with a great sister-friend!

      Jeff Prosser said...

      I love my Bird...nuff said!