Through it all, I have continued to give thanks to the Lord for His many and varied gifts. I am amazed that I have passed the milestone of 1000 gifts in my numbering of the Lord's blessings to me this year. (See my last post for that 1000th gift.) In the process, I have formed a habit of making Thanksgiving a way of life. His gifts are so bountiful! I shouldn't be surprised that I could pass 1000, but at the beginning, I wasn't sure I would persevere and make it to the 1000 mark. It has been a year full of challenges, hard things, happy and sad moments, and transitions. This habit of giving thanks has helped me to keep my focus on the Lord, be at peace and even have joy in the midst of the hard things. I really encourage you to try it. Just start by jotting down something you noticed today that blesses you and makes you want to give thanks.
This week after the Turkey was baked and consumed, I sat down with my family and watched an old classic on TV. It was Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving shows. I wanted to share a quote from that show spoken by Linus after Charlie Brown's meal for his friends doesn't turn out very well.
My heart is so full of all those I have spent time with in the past few weeks. I am so thankful to have been able to see and catch up with so many people. I am thankful for just 'being together!"
|That 'wavy' mountain means I'm in my "CO home" to me!|
|I didn't know there was an 'Elvis' rock in the back yard! :)|