Write three things you are thankful for—EVERY DAY for the next week. By the week’s end you will have 21 blessings listed to meditate on in the frenzied coming weeks. Comment, Facebook me, or email me if you are going to take the challenge. You can also send your thankful list each day too, if that helps you complete the challenge.
My Thankful List:
Mom is still making the dressing
Dad is still cooking that bird
Another year goes by without having to learn.
My in-law’s and my parents have celebrated dinner together for thirty years.
The close friendship, never wavering—
No jealousy and family tug-o-war goes on here.
The example of four Godly parents is invaluable
My generation still watches,
As future generations inspect.
My joy is completed with two new daughter-in-laws
Both beautiful, blue-eyed-blonde blessings,
Beloved by us, beloved by my sons.
Four college graduates with real jobs
No revolving door in this house
(Though it’s a little too quiet now.)
The traditional turkey and dressing
And my meager contribution:
Twice baked potatoes year after year
(Any attempts at change— shot down immediately.)
More food than we can eat in a time where many are hungry
Devoured like we think it’s our last meal
Second and third plates filled.
With much competition and friendly ribbing—
A year reviewed
Anticipation of the future smells sweet.
Many thanks for health, prosperity, and a loving family
Most thanks for a God who loves and blesses us through it all,
The joys, the dents, and especially the train-wrecks.
Psalms 100:4-5 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations.
-Dedicate yourself to your list.
-Praise God for his goodness and thank him for your blessings each day this week.