30 Days of Thanks Nov 29
This evening, even though Dave is still up, it is quiet in the house. Dave is re-loading software onto his computer after his hard drive was replaced. I have finally stopped working while simultaneously watching TV and checking Facebook, and now I am sitting quietly on the couch with the fireplace burning and the smell of candle fragrance wafting in the air.
This day was nothing special. As a matter of fact, I wasted too much time today and didn't get accomplished what I wanted to. But tonight, sitting here peacefully in the quiet, I am thankful.
These 30 Days of Thanks are almost up, and although I don't think hardly anyone has read these posts, it has been good for me to get quiet each night and reflect on what I am thankful for. God has blessed me in so many ways. The obvious, of course is easy, I have a house and can afford food for my table. I have a husband of almost 30 years whom I love more now than the day I married him. I have two adult children who married God's choice for them, who are pursuing their dreams and fulfilling some of them. I am so proud of our children. And I am now Nana to the most precious child that I love so much I can hardly stand it.
But God has blessed me in not so obvious ways too. He has been patient with me when I don't spend my quiet time with Him on a consistent basis. He has been merciful to me, a sinner, when I do not show mercy to others. He has loved me when I feel I am not lovable and He has continued to bless me when I do not deserve blessings.
I am thankful for a God that loves us, not because we deserve it, but because we don't.