30 Days of Encouragement – What I'm Thankful for (Day 11)
I am so thankful for:
Day 1 – The ability to rise each morning and run, stretch, and walk freely after years of being physically disabled.
Day 2 – The memories I can recall (happy and sad) of my parents and grandparents who have died years ago.
Day 3 – I am thankful my wife is a survivor and we have no negative findings since she finished chemo. She is thankful her hair is growing back (From Carl R.)
Day 4 – Being able to lie about my age and say that I’m in my 30’s when I’m really 50 years old AND seeing a glimpse of how I will look at 71 years old like my mom (the year she passed).
Day 5 -I am thankful that I know I have a future in heaven for eternity and that no matter what I am going through I can always talk to Jesus and He will comfort me (From Dave M.)
Day 6 – For the ability of children to dream dreams big enough to fail and the childlike ignorance to make them come true.
Day 7 – For the solider I saw on the news who laid down his life on behalf of his country doing his duty. I also am thankful for every mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son who has lost someone to battle. No words can ever comfort enough and no flag or medal can ever repay. Please accept my thankfulness today is saying because of their unselfish act, I am free and I will forever be grateful. Thank you.
Day 8 – The storms and waves that are allowed in my life. Yeah, the smooth and easy times are great. However, I learn, grow and mature the most when I”m put in a position to trust my feelings or trust what I know to be true of who God is in my life and watch Him at work. At times, I am left bruised but in my life I have always found that there is a great purpose and plan in the pain. In those times, my trust is not that things will work out like I want them to. My trust is in the Lord, regardless of how they work out. (A Lesson from one of those storms)
Day 9 – Babies. Yes, I’m thankful for those little, cute, sometimes can really get on your nerves but they are so adorable babies. At my age, unless God decides to do another miracle birth, a baby ain’t happening. Even if that were to happen, I guarantee with my 50 year old eggs, my child would probably come out with gray hair, arthritis and an AARP card in it’s hand. But getting back to the point. Very content to be the mother of two wonderful cats, I’m still and very thankful for the smell, smooth skin, and sneaky ways of babies. Just love them.
Day 10 – Despite situations, judgments, histories and so many problems that we allow because of our differences, I am so thankful that there are many different cultures, types and personalities of people. No, on this earth we may never “get along”. However, I am so thankful that with all the wonderful things we could bring to the table, we really could get along so well.
Day 11 – My kids, Conner Bodine (green eyes-boy) and Cole (sitting on toliet, girl). They have traveled with me through in cars and SUV’s, stayed in hotel rooms and have endured 10 moves (including 4 state-to-state) with me. They remind me when I work too much and need to chill out and continue to teach me the true meaning of “rest and trust”. My babies.
Have a great day until next time.
As always, if you have questions, things you are thankful for, comments or suggestions feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dream Madly, Pursue Wildly, Trust Completely
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