Tonight a friend sent me a message that led me to one blog, which led me to another, and then another ~ you know how that is. Anyway, the gist of it all was about showing gratitude to God ~ finding Him in ALL things. The idea is to simply keep a Thanksgiving Journal ~ not just at this time of year but all year long. As I hopped from blog to blog I was finding those who were actually keeping their list online for others to read.
So I decided to follow suit and take the time to truly count my blessings ~ listing them as God lays them on my heart and brings them to my attention. And in so doing, I believe I will be a more thankful person ~ a person more enthusiastic in the harder times of life ~ and hopefully be an encouragement to others that they might count their blessings as well. So here goes....
I am thankful for ~
1. My salvation
2. God's Word
3. Three wonderful daughters that love the Lord
4. A warm bed to sleep in each night
5. Hot cocoa on a cold day
6. My calico cats Callie, Fluffy, and Camie.
8. Fresh green beans from the garden
9. My mother who led me to the Lord
10. My sister Jo Carol who makes me feel special
11. A beautiful sunrise
12. A rainbow of colors at sunset
I think I will stop there and start again tomorrow. Why don't you try this along with me ~ simply counting your blessings. As the old hymn says "Count your many blessings name them one by one and it might surprise you what the Lord hath done." Amen to that.
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