Thankful for Much

This is the time of year for thankfulness. Friends and acquaintances are posting what they are thankful for each and every day in November. Total strangers are asking “What are you thankful for?” Then there’s me, staring back at them, with a blank look on my face.

“What? Am I thankful for? Huh?”

“Everything” seems so broad. “My Ipad” seems so trivial. “Health and family” seems so obvious. 

I really am thankful for all of it. The little things, the big things, the things that don’t matter and the things that do. Every day, what I am most thankful for changes. Some days it’s coffee and nap time, other days I am overwhelmed with gratitude that my entire family surrounds me. 

We are told to be thankful in all things. 

1 Thessalonians 5:18 – Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 

This means that during the good, the bad and the ugly, we should be thankful. I am not thankful once a year. I am thankful for (most) all things every day of the year. 

I am blessed and thankful. 

 

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