In the USA, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a holiday that was founded upon the idea of being thankful to God for the blessings He has poured out upon us. There are many, of course, who think Thanksgiving is just about who gets the most dressing with their turkey. Now, I’m not going to say I don’t love gathering around the table on Thanksgiving Day and enjoying the delicious food with my family and friends. Still, the day is so much more than that.
What are some reasons I have to be thankful this year? In no particular order of importance, here are a few:
- I’m thankful for my husband, my daughters and sons-in-law, my grandchildren, my extended family. Love, love, love them.
- I’m thankful for the circle of friends God had placed in my life, many of them because they are also writers or are readers. How wonderful that I get to know them, even though most live far away from me.
- I’m thankful for my amazing church family and the heart and vision of the leadership at the Boise Vineyard.
- I’m thankful for my publisher and the amazing team I get to work with at HCCP. I’m blessed.
- I’m thankful for my awesome agent and the 24+ years we’ve traveled together. What a journey!
- I’m thankful that I can celebrate another year cancer-free. I’m thankful for my good health in multiple ways. And remembering the lengthy recovery from my broken ankle, I am thankful for all the ways I move that I take for granted most of the time.
- I’m thankful for our snug home on these frosty winter days.
- I’m thankful for the joy our pets, Poppet and Pinky, bring to our home. It would be so dull around here without them.
- I’m thankful for the great books I read this past year and the ones I have waiting for me on my Kindle that I’ll get to enjoy in the new year.
- I’m thankful that God loves me where I am but loves me too much to leave me there.
- I’m thankful for all of the above and so much more.
May this Thanksgiving Day find you able and willing to express your thanks to God.