Thankful Thursday

Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
 Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
 Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Psalm 103:1-5

I had this passage ringing in my heart this morning. It made me take another look around me and take stock of all that I am thankful for.

1. Brisk, sunny days

2. Flannel PJ’s (and all Gods’ women said….)

3. katsu chicken – seriously yummy folks

4. a hubby that has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly in me and still loves me despite it all

5.  friends who cheer me on from the sidelines – whether I see you there or not you mean the world to me

6. having my son go to the church’s youth service for the first time in months WITHOUT complaining – miracles do still happen folks

7. being able to find the clump of dirt in my salad before I ate it – note to self, wash lettuce thoroughly before throwing it in the bowl

8. potato chips – where would I be without you to get me through long afternoons at work (besides a whole lot thinner)

9. the symphony of colour that is Fall

10. my daily commute to the office because it shows me I have a job, I am productive, and the scenery is second to none.

These are but a few things that I am blessed by/with and am thankful for this week.  I think I may try to write this out on a somewhat regular basis. Taking stock and taking notice of those things that are good and wonderful in our life can only lead to being more thankful and serves to take our eyes off of what isn’t going so right in that moment.

So my friends, what are you thankful for?

“Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your blessings see what God has done,
Count your blessings,
Name them one by one,
Count your many blessings, see what God has done.”



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