What are you THANKFUL FOR?
As time passes I find that I am more and more thankful of the life I have. Things are not always perfect or go my way or even come about in the timing I would like, but I have learned that sometimes unanswered prayers, waiting awhile, or going through difficult times are “The Blessing.”
Seasons in my life allow me to see the real me~refining, learning, growing, and sharing. Looking at situations in a better attitude and realizing that I am worthy is the peace I have come to know.
Truly surrendering my life and trusting completely in God has brought me so far~I do not blame anyone, I forgive everyone and I love unconditionally. Even though there are times I fail, I am forgiven. I get back up and continue to strive to be more and more like Christ.
I am so Thankful that God had a plan to save me ~ I am so Thankful that Jesus took my place on that cross and bore my sins so that I can be forgiven. I am so Thankful that on the Third Day, Jesus rose from the grave. I am so Thankful that I have a Hope and a Future, a purpose with worth. I am so Thankful that I serve a risen Savior!
Sometimes it’s about losing in order to gain~fighting for something even though you are alone in your stance~helping others even when you are in need yourself~being available to serve without expectations~and trusting in the truth even when you can’t see the future.
I am so Thankful for a living God that does not give up on me. Who loves me and cares for me deeply! A God that is true to HIS word ~ who provides all my needs!
I am so Thankful for the Blessings God has given me~My Husband who loves me for who I am and is my best friend. A son that I adore and is a reminder that God keeps his promises. A daughter that brings me joy with a passion for pursuing dreams. Family that support us. Friends in all walks of life, and a home full of memories to last a lifetime.
I am so Thankful that I live in a country that was founded on Freedom with Christian Values. For the sacrifices of the Pilgrims first winter, that because of their hope to survive on just corn, to our men and women in the service today, fighting for our country. For the people who harvest not only their lands but theirs hearts to make communities strong and keep our land bountiful. For the ones that have gone before us to inspire and lead us to a blessed future. But most importantly for my own family, the love they have for me sweetens my life everyday.
It’s not about money, things that I have, thngs I have done or said, or any recognition. Those things are only temporarly and do not hold much value of life. It is the close realtionships established with people that have become important to me. I want to leave a legacy, so that when one follows that they do not follow in vain.
Thanksgiving to me is about sharing your life! Where, When, With what food, or What you wear is not relevant in my book. It’s WHO you share it with, and what you GIVE, EVERY DAY in EVERYWAY that becomes a Blessing!
May God Bless You and Your Families in a very special and real way this Thanksgiving!
“DO NOT BE ANXIOUS ABOUT ANYTHING, BUT IN EVERYTHING BY PRAYER AND PETITION, WITH THANKSGIVING, PRESENT YOUR REQUESTS TO GOD. AND THE PEACE OF GOD, WHICH TRANDSENDS ALL UNDERSTNADING WILL GUARD YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS IN CHRIST JESUS.” Phillippians 4: 6-7
Something Yummy to Share:
Thanksgiving Blessing Mix
Bugles brand corn snacks-cornucopia shape (Horn of Plenty) a symbol of our nations abundance
Pretzels-(Arms folded in Prayer) freedom sought by those who fought for our country
Candy Corn-(Pilgrims first winter) food was scare and survived on corn
Nuts or Sunflower seeds-(Promise of a future harvest) when seeds are planted we will harvest
Dried fruits-(Gifts) our Beautiful and Bountiful Land
M&M’s-(Sweet Memories) of those who died before us and those serving to lead and keep our country FREE
Hershey’s Kisses-(Love) the unconditional love from our family and friends that sweetens our lives
Mix a portion of each ingredient in bowl-serve and enjoy!