I am thankful that Andy has a good job, that is consistent and has good benefits. Hating his hours this week was making me less then appreciative until I started listening to several others around me who have no work at all right now. I am thankful for work.
I am thankful for music. It cheers my husband, gives me something to dance to when I work around the house, soothes my children to sleep when I practice the piano at night, and best of all can be such an amazing way to worship the creator of music. I am thankful for music.
I am thankful for Benin. That country hold my daughter. At moments it seems they hold her captive... but it is her home country for now, and I will always be thankful for the country that has sheltered her and kept her until I can bring her home. I am thankful for Benin.
I am thankful for speech. We take it for granted that we can speak to one another. We harshly tell others to shut up when we tire of what they have to say. Zion is working so hard, and is making progress. One day, one day - I hold onto that promise. In the meantime, I am thankful for speech, and for speech teachers.
I am thankful for wheels. Truly, one of the greatest inventions of man - Canaan has been learning to ride his bike this week, and it has been a wonderful adventure. I am thankful for wheels.
I am thankful for all my many diseases. They introduce me to new people. They make me slow down, appreciate little things. They make me humble, since I have to ask people for things, rather then always doing for myself. They make me spend more time seeking god - with each new one at first asking for healing, then asking for grace to accept, and then asking for wisdom to learn and teach others. I am so very thankful for my sicknesses.
Every day holds a new promise of things to appreciate. Let us praise Him who gives good things while we have breathe to praise. (that means every moment ... because I am pretty sure you are breathing right now)
What are you thankful for?