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 Being Thankful 

What I Am Thankful For   

Well, let me think.  What am I thankful for?  That is a good question.  I think that sometimes it is easy to just receive things and go on with our lives.  We really don't have to utter a word of gratitude.  I watched a lady today bark at a waitress for another cup of coffee and not even utter the words thank you.  How many times do I receive something that I have either asked for or just gotten and never thanked God for it?  I told myself this morning that it is time for me to thank God for things when I pray before I start asking for more things.

Well, then I got to thinking of how thankful I really am. Many parents say to be thankful for the food on your plate and eat up because some children have no food to eat tonight.  I often stand in the shower and thank God for the hot water.  Somethings we just plain take for granted.  I am thankful for my job, my car, my home, my healthy family and my loving husband.  I thank Him for the sunshine, the rain when needed, the spring flowers, the chirping birds early in the morning and my ears to hear them.  What would I do without a hot cup of coffee in the morning, mail without bills, gas for my car as the prices keep going up, a needed hug or a kiss on the cheek just to say I love you?  I am thankful for a bed to sleep on, clothes to put on my back, eyeglasses so I can see and the air so I can breathe.  How blessed I am that I got the opportunity to move south to the beach that I can go to everyday.  Not many people can say that.  I have 5 fingers, 5 toes, 1 head, 2 eyes, 2 ears, 1 nose, 1 big mouth, 2 arms and 2 legs.  They are all working and I am thankful for that.  I can go to God anytime and have someone to talk to.  How many people have no air conditioning, no heat, no applicances, no washer and dryer and no running water?

It is easy to just say thank you and yet, we forget to.  Nowadays, it is just nice to hear those words.  I imagine that God feels the same way.  Thank you, God for a good nights sleep.  Thank you, God for letting me be here another day.  Thank you, God for being there for me.  Take the time as you sit here today and think of the things that you are thankful for.  It will make you smile.  We are so blessed and don't even know it.  Thank God for the small things and who knows, maybe there are big things coming in your future.  Thank God!

   

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