Thankfully You!

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!!!

15 thoughts on “Thankfully You!”

  1. I am blogger too and there are really sometimes when we are confused what we should write about, but you did a great job here. The Life and Salvation are the greatest gift that the God has given us and I totally can agree with you on that.

  2. We should always be thankful even though there are things that is happening that we can’t control but we have God so anything will just be okay, we will just trust on him and there will be nothing to worry about.

  3. I definitely agree with you, though many things are not happening to the world and chaos is everywhere, there are still many things that we should be thankful of and maybe the first line is the extension of our everyday lives that he still give us and his love.

  4. I see you are a God fearing man and maybe that is your foundation why you are blessed and kind and I like this paragraph of yours and it’s very nice that are you so grateful on him “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.”.

  5. I want to say thank you also to our creator our God and I am thankful also to my family, friends and to the people that makes my life complete. I like how you share this kind of article, this is so unique and I am inspired to make such article that is centered to one self. Anyway, I am listening to music now while reading your article and while commenting and I want to say have a good day everyone and keep listening to music to make yourselves calm in every time.

  6. This is a good page for saying thank you to all friends and family, I think you have a great and many circle of friends for having such great list of thank you’s to your friends. Anyway I would like to say that each one should always say thank you if it’s really something that we should be thankful and that’s even in small things, saying thank you is free and saying thank you to someone is giving the courage to someone on making good things again to others and not just on you.

  7. Thanks for the idea, to give thanks to the people you want to thank for. I also want to thank my family, to their gift of love and care. I owe them for everything, without them, my life would be miserable. thanks to my friends, for teaching me what the world means, thank you. thank you to the people , who always believe in me, without you guys I may not writing this happily.

  8. I am grateful and also this is really true and everyone of us can relate to this “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.”, this is really right and I am also grateful to this. Thanks for sharing your article to us.

  9. This is so true “Sometimes it’s really hard to be thankful, know what I mean?”, I can see it through our society there are lots of chaosness in the society and not just in our society but also to other countries and I think that’s what stops us from getting thankful of. Anyway you still manage to be thankful despite the situations and this is good that you state what you are thankful of.

  10. ha ha ha I totally can’t get the “pc way” on this line that I quoted and copied from the above article “So let me give this a try – in a very honest way – perhaps not the “PC” way.”, Anyway you are so lucky to be thankful to those things and I may say that’s a lot of things and it’s a good thing that you are a very grateful person. I would like to say thank you also for the things that I have and also the love of our God, I am really thankful.

  11. It is so nice how many people are very grateful in their life just like you are. I am also grateful of course. Anyway I just want to share here my love of basketball. Does anyone here play NBA or watch NBA? because I want to ask what is your team Lol. For your information guys my team is Miami Heat and I think it is the most powerful team in NBA.

  12. Yes this is so true “Sometimes it’s really hard to be thankful, know what I mean? If you watch the news, it’s just terrible., Chaosness is all over the place but in my opinion I think we should not treat it as a hindrance of us being thankful to what we have and the things that we want to be thankful of and not just only the material things but all of the things.

  13. I am very touched of this paragraph “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.”, that’s a woman that is ideal since not all woman can encourage their husband to do such good things and right things.

  14. Nice blog, every day we must be thankful for everything. We, as people of God, need to remember the true reason to be thankful. Being thankful to someone is good but I believe it’s much better if we thank someone everyday than occasionally. Gratitude for our blessings must go deep and need to be nurtured.

  15. This is a sad truth about our society nowadays “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”, it is really hard to be thankful despite this happenings in our society but you are really a good and kind man for being still thankful. I want also to be thankful and also this is a good encouragement and such an inspirational blog.

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