With Thanksgiving being a week away, our thoughts are turned, naturally, to all the things that the holiday has come mean in our fast-paced modern culture; things like The Dinner (planning, shopping, cooking), travel, decorating, a few days off of work and school, and of course – Black Friday.
Well, indulge me, if you will, as I rebel against the modern interpretation of Thanksgiving and construct a short list of just some of the things for which I am truly thankful, and encourage you to do the same.
Here they are, just a few of the things I am thankful for:
(1) The priceless gift of Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice, making it possible for me to embrace a rich and personal relationship with the Creator of all.
(2) My husband, David, the man who pursued and captured my heart and now shares my life and is the object of my love and affection.
(3) A safe, warm house to come home to in a world that is cold in more ways than one.
(4) Every moment with the people I love.
(5) Memories that live on long after the people in them have passed through or passed on.
(8) Friends who know me well and love me anyway.
(10) Parents and grandparents who taught me to give generously, receive graciously, hug often, laugh heartily, and love deeply.
which you are truly thankful?