While there is still time to say “thank you,” I want to appreciate my Lord and Savior for the gift of salvation and the daily blessings that I don’t deserve. I’m so grateful for the miracles, love, and peace that only you can provide. I’m in awe of you, Most High, Counselor, Creator of all, Great King, the Only Wise and True.
While there is still time to say “thank you,” I tell husband that I couldn’t do any of this without him leading me. Kevin your strength and patience with me deserves an award. Seriously. I must concur with my father’s words of “she’s a handful” but most days I’m two or three handfuls. You provide for us. You cover us. You teach us the word. You are the best pastor, provider, and protector.
While there is still time to say “thank you,” I remind my children daily that they are the best “arrows” a mom could hope for. My oldest is a great kid. Most days I’m trying to figure out how he turned out so awesome but I know God did 99% of it. Since he got the first child on the right path then I know #2 will be a great kid too. I’m grateful for how they interact with one another. I also enjoy seeing their personalities and talents come alive while teaching them in school.
I could go on for a million more mentions but you get the gist of it. In the passing months I’ve had friends lose spouses, children, family members, and even pets. Any loss is tragic. No matter the age or relationship, I’m always reaching out to those that have lost what was near and dear to them.
I’m not trying to turn this post into a morbid rant but while there is time to say “thank you,” SAY IT! Don’t let this Thanksgiving be a time where you only appreciate those you see often. Make time to call, text, email, or write a letter to those you haven’t spoken to in years. Use this time to forgive, reach out, reconnect, and move forward. As any grandmother would say, “give people their flowers while they yet live.”
So, let Thanksgiving 2014 be your official THANKS GIVING DAY! Appreciate those all around you for everything they do.
Here are a few of my “Thank You” gifts…
Hey librarian, thank you for recommending great books to go with our homeschool themes.
Hello donut shop worker, my son always appreciates the extra chocolate glazed donut holes you give us, in addition to the complimentary ones. Thank you!
Pizza buffet worker, I appreciate how you put my special order in as soon as my family walks through the door, before we pay. You’re so attentive and we thank you.
Pastor, your sermons seem tailor made for what we are dealing with. Thank you for being used freely by God.
You, great blog friend that read this post until the end, YOU’RE AWESOME! Thank you for supporting my hobby. I hope you have a grand Thanksgiving and phenomenal holiday season.
Make this week pleasant,