Gratitude

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 118:1

Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!

Psalm 105:1

We are tremendously blessed, and it is good to express gratitude for all the blessings we have. We may not have everything we want, or even everything that we need, but we are blessed all the same. So in the spirit of thanks, I will tell you five things that I am thankful for.

I am thankful for work. I have two part-time jobs. Neither job is dangerous. And as a result of my part time jobs I am in a better place financially than I was last year.

I am thankful for my community. People were created to do life in community. My community consists of my family, my church, my friends and my online communities. They love me. They inspire me. They keep me going.

I am thankful for what God is doing in my life. It’s difficult to explain this one because I’m not exactly sure what he’s doing. I do know that he is doing something, though. I feel like my relationship with him is improved. I hear his voice better. I’ve seen him work on my behalf.

I am thankful for health. I feel good and I can do everything I need to do. I can do the things I want to do. So many are not. 

I am thankful for the opportunity to be a blessing. I have had lots of opportunities to give and to serve this year. People have been so gracious to me, and it feels good to be able to bless someone else.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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