Tuesday, November 25, 2014

On Being Thankful ~


:  conscious of benefit received thankful
:  expressive of thanks <thankful service>
:  well pleased :  glad thankful
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thank·ful·ness noun
I, like many have used Facebook to be a part of thirty days of thanks. Posting each day something I'm thankful for.
I have to admit, every year that I type out the first thing I'm thankful for, I hear a voice in my head that says, "why do you only do this in November?"  Okay, I don't publicly share my thanks daily and perhaps I should. Perhaps it puts others in thought pattern of being thankful too.
 For some,
 thankful  when they might otherwise believe there is little to be thankful for.

Sharing what I'm thankful for, reminds me of what really matters in my life.  If I were to loose all material things, and have not a dime.......I would still have each of the things I have listed for the last 25 days. My family, my church/family, my beloved Bible and my awesome friends......so much thankfulness!
So for those that may be making that mental list of what you don't have....might I suggest you take a moment and make a list of what you do. That is the list of what really matters most.....

It's easy to become overwhelmed with what or who we've lost in our lives, especially this time of year. There are always people worse off to be sure, but it doesn't always make us feel a lot better in the knowing of that. I trust it's difficult because we tend to daily make the things, as the most important  in life.                           
  It's really the people around you, they are what matter.
 Large in number or small, they are what matter.

Praying for those who struggle at this time of year...praying you find a place of hope if you have none.. For me that is my faith, my awesome church and the imperfect people in it.  
We are community!
 Thankful for my fellow bloggers always!
Thankfulness is what echos from my heart daily. 
Happy Thanksgiving to all.


  1. Beautifully written, Debi. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    So much, so very much to be thankful for.

  2. Oh, truly everyday is Thanksgiving when we belong to HIM. Every year I grow more and more thankful and take less and less for granted. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  3. Great post! Couldn't agree more! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  4. Beautiful post and you're right, we shouldn't just reflect on what we're thankful for just one month out of the year when God blesses us all year long. Thank you for this reminder and happy Thanksgiving to you, too... :)

  5. How are you doing with the shoulder, Debi. Been thinking about you; hope you're better.

  6. I love this post! This has been a tough year, but I still have much to be thankful for!