Though I'm thinking that it's good that we have an official reminder of our many blessings, part of me is much more taken with the knowledge that every day is a day in which to be thankful. Thankful that I have a new morning, and as Anne of Green Gables so eloquently put it--a new day with no mistakes in it.
Actually, I'm not too afraid of mistakes, though I do make them periodically. I think what I really want to avoid is living a life looking backward with regret or forward with fear. I want to live this day fully cogniscent, fully engaged, fully connected to people with whom I have relationship, and at peace regardless of what may unfold.
So here is a very partial list:
- Thank You, Lord, for people I love and for those that love me in return.
- Thank You for warmth, and shelter, and light, and for the hospitality of special people and their dogs, and a certain mountain cabin.
- Thank You for food, for laughter, for a husband who is also my best friend.
- Thank You for stalwart sons and lovely daughters (and grandaughter) and all You have in store for them.
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You smile upon me, You sing over me, and I know that of all my very many blessings, only One I cannot live without: You.