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A Time for Gratitude

A time for gratitudeAs we approach Thanksgiving Day, tomorrow, I have much to be thankful for and, therefore, consider this time of year to be a time for Gratitude. I am grateful for a deep, strong faith in God, who is always there for me. He blesses me with all that I need, and graces me with even more. I am thankful for my husband of 40+ years, and for his love; a mirror of God’s love for me.

When we count our blessings our moods lift. When we realize all for which we are grateful, we come to realize that we have much. I don’t have a palace. Yet, I do have a very nice home that keeps me warm and dry in the winter, and cool in the summer. I don’t dine in fine restaurants every evening. Yet, I have enough food on the table every day, so that I do not go hungry. My clothes do not come from designer racks. Yet,they do what they need to do, and I dress just fine. I don’t need the fanciest car to make my life complete. Rather, I just need a working vehicle that gets me from point A to point B. And lastly, I don’t need the latest technological gadgets to facilitate my life. My eight-year-old computer still hums. For all of this, I am grateful.

A Time for Gratitude

So, as we approach another Thanksgiving Day, for what will you show your gratitude? Perhaps you welcomed a new life into your family this year. Or, maybe you obtained a degree from higher education, or got married. Whatever your reasons for gratitude, be sure to thank the One who made it all happen.  Thank God, this Thanksgiving Day, for now is a time for Gratitude.

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