Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Well, the shopping is done, the pies are baked, the cranberries are chopped, the dressing is made and the turkey is ready to pop in the oven. Thanksgiving is almost here. It is a time to reflect on the blessings we've had in the last year and to give thanks to God for all of his goodness.
I am most thankful for my family, my children, grandchildren, inlaws, outlaws and all those that make up our family unit.
I am thankful for my friends. I was blessed to meet many new friends this year. Each of my friends are really special to me. For their love and support I cannot express how intensely thankful I am. For their advice, trust and encouragement, there is no equal.
I am thankful for my country and all those who serve to keep us free from harm. Also, to those who have sacrificed to protect our freedom.
I am thankful for all good with which
I've been blessed throughout life.
For hardships, and for heartaches, too,
For failures, trials and strife.
I'm thankful for each little prayer
Someone has said for me;
For loving thoughts, for friendliness,
For all good will I see.
My thanks for hands, with which I could
Scribe someone on life's way;
For all small deeds of kindness
I'm allowed to do each day.
I'm thankful for all happiness,
Each long hour of deep sorrow;
God thus in his great mercy gives
More wisdom for tomorrow.
"Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations" (Psalm 100:4-5).
That's it for today.
Posted by Jenny Johnson at 7:25 PM