Monday, November 14, 2011


For so many, Thanksgiving is just an excuse to watch football and consume copious amounts of fattening food. Even those who know their God and talk with Him daily often forget to truly give thanks for all that He has blessed them with. I know I forget. So here are things that I am thankful for:
  1. Family
  2. Friends
  3. Pets
  4. Food
  5. Clean water
  6. A place to live
  7. Fresh air to breath
  8. Access to medical care
  9. The opportunity to have an education
  10. The opportunity to have a college degree
  11. The opportunity to pursue a career
  12. The right to vote
  13. Clothing
  14. Shoes
  15. Music
  16. The Bible
  17. Access to technology
  18. Electricity
  19. A car
  20. A bike
  21. Medicine
  22. Disposable income
  23. A bed
  24. Pillows and blankets
  25. A sewing machine
  26. The skills to make it through every day
  27. Exposure to culture
  28. Literacy
  29. The opportunity to work for minimum wage
  30. Having been born in America
  31. My ancestors who came before me
  32. Those who sacrificed their lives for my right to live as I do now
  33. Living under a democratic government
  34. Having the choice to make my life what it is
  35. The opportunity to worship as I please
  36. My faith
  37. My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
  38. The gift of song that God has given me
  39. My health
  40. Access to the news
  41. Good people in power in my local and national government
  42. People who care about me
  43. My work experience
  44. Relationships from the past
  45. My relationships now
  46. Mentors who have guided me through my life
  47. My loving boyfriend
  48. The power of prayer
  49. Leisure time
  50. The ability to move and be active on my own

These blessings are just a few of the many that make up my life, but even though the others are not listed, I am no less thankful for them. I pray that you will also think of the blessings in your life and thank God for what He has done for you, just as those present at the first Thanksgiving must have done.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!