This week I had trouble deciding what to write in my weekly blog so I asked my Facebook friends for ideas. The overall resounding response was, “write about what you are thankful for”. Of course – its Thanksgiving week – what was I thinking :>)
So let me give this a try – in a very honest way – perhaps not the “PC” way.
Sometimes it’s really hard to be thankful, know what I mean? If you watch the news, it’s just terrible. Murders, market crashes, politicians lying and others lying about the ones that lied to cover their lies, who can keep up? The economy in recession-overload; unemployment at massive rates; housing dreams shattered for millions and their “nest eggs” along with them. I mean seriously, does it make you wonder what there is to be thankful for?
Personally, it feels to me at times as if the “wolves are at the door” (from the Bible, Matthew 7) and the enemy is relentless in his attempts to conquer, as he did from the beginning of time, Genesis 3: 1-7. I truly believe that he will use lies to deceive all in order to gain power over us, but God will stand with us against him in the end.
SO – Now we get to what I am thankful for!
I am thankful most of all for all of the blessings God has given me. Not material blessings, because he takes those away as well, but the most important of all, his grace and salvation.
I am thankful for the health he has bestowed on my children and the love he has brought to them, guiding their every step.
I am thankful for the friends & family whom support me, even in the storm of troubles and controversy that finds its way in my life at times, for they know the truth.
I am thankful for my wife and her unwavering love and support; and for being a beacon of light to guide me. My best friend, My True Love, Forever….
I am thankful for my children who teach me humility, warm my heart with their laughter and remind me of all the wonders life has in front of us, no matter at what age.
I am thankful for my ex-wife, who teaches me patience; who loves our children with everything she has; and who is the greatest friend anyone could have by their side.
I am thankful for my Mother whom has taught me more lessons than I can repeat in a lifetime; who is always there for anyone in need; and has taught me the most important lesson of all – forgiveness & love.
I am thankful for my brothers and sisters. Although we may live 1000’s of miles apart; We may not always see eye-to-eye and we may not get time together enough; we are family and nothing can come between us.
I am thankful for my work and the gifts God has bestowed upon me to share to help others.
And I am thankful to Dana, Michael, Michele and the others who told me to write about Thankfulness this week!
OH…WAIT…and of course; I am most thankful for a big HOT FUDGE SUNDAE!!!