What I Am Thankful For
What am I thankful for? Well, let me think. That is a good question. I believe that sometimes it is easy to just receive things and go on with our lives without a response one way or another. 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 a simple "thank you." How often do I receive something that I have either asked for or just gotten and never thanked God for? 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.
Some things we just plain take for granted. Then I got to thinking of how thankful I really am. So many parents say to be grateful for the food on your plate because some children have no food to eat at all. I often stand in the shower and thank God for the hot water. I am thankful for my job, car, home, healthy family, and 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, and 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 air to breathe. How blessed I am that I got the opportunity to move south to the beach that I can go to every day if I want to. 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 appliances, no washer and dryer, and no running water?
It is easy to just say thank you, 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 night's 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 what 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 big things are coming in your future. Thank God!
“Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:19-20).