Thankful

autumn-1072827_640I feel like I’ve been really negative here lately… If I’m here at all. I don’t like that. I don’t want to be just a dark spot on the internet, or in someone’s day. So today I thought I’d share some of the good things I’m thankful for.

I’m thankful for the beautiful day I had today, in activities, company, weather, all of it. It’s been a good day, and I’ve really needed one of those. 🙂

I’m thankful for friends who always uplift and encourage me. I’ve seen God work in so many wonderful ways through friendships, and I’m so grateful that I get to be a part of that.

I’m thankful for just having a place to sleep and food to eat. There are so many necessities that I just take for granted because I have them here. I don’t want to forget all the good things and blessings I truly do have.

I’m thankful for my family, for my husband and the family I came from, and the many others who have become like family to me. Their love and support means so much to me.

I’m thankful for the turning leaves and changing seasons. It’s always such a beautiful reminder that the world does not revolve around us, but there’s a God who takes the time to take care of each and every little thing. It’s beautiful. 🙂

I’m thankful for my church. There are so many out there that don’t live out the love God has for us, but I’m fortunate to be in one of the good ones that are truly willing to live out of truth and love, speaking it and breathing it, while being completely real, honest, and vulnerable along the way.

I’m thankful for this blogging community. I know I haven’t kept up the best with a lot of you (I do intend to read your blogs sometime in the hopefully not so distant future. 🙂 ), but I really appreciate this place and all of you, my lovely readers.

I suppose most of this can be summed up in safety, changes, and community, but I’m okay with that. Those are some really valuable and important things, and I cherish them deeply.

What are you thankful for this evening? I’d love to hear from you. 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Thankful

  1. Sometimes it’s easy to list the things that you are grateful for, they all come tumbling out😊 I bought a gratitude diary, and in the introduction it explains that one of the reasons for keeping it is that when things are more difficult, you can read what you wrote before. Because sometimes you try to write about all the blessings in your life and it’s difficult and mechanical. I’m glad to hear that your church is ‘loving’ rather than ‘judgemental’😊

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    1. That’s great! I’ve been doing something similar most nights since the beginning of this year. It’s amazing what a difference it can make to frame our days in the positives that happened and things we’re grateful for. Thank you for your comment and sharing. 🙂

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