During the day, I often touch base with those I hold dear, my parents who provided the foundation of love and instruction that I have built my life upon. My brother and sisters who are not only my siblings but my closest friends and confidants.
In the evening, as my husband returns from work, the focus shifts to family together time. Talking, relaxing and relating our day.At the close of the day, I snuggle my son into bed and I am humbled by the infinite gifts the Lord has provided, in spite of my sins and shortcomings. I am thankful that I have the ability to Praise Him openly, for his provisions and grace.
And it occurs to me that even though time has altered the appearance of our world dramatically since the first Thanksgiving, the things that we are most thankful for have not changed.
Food, shelter, the knowledge and tools necessary to survive and thrive. Our families and the lives that we share together. A sense of love and acceptance gained through our relationships. The aspects of our lives that bring us peace and joy. The freedom to rejoice in fellowship and gather in worship.
These have always been the whispered points of gratitude in our daily prayers and I suspect that they always will be.
Blessing #9: The spirit of Thankfulness.