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.  

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  1. Amen! What a beautiful thing to be thankful for. And what a lovely idea to have 30 days of gratitude.

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  2. Well, I've been reading your blog each day and have enjoyed doing so. You always write so well. I love you.

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  3. Well, I've been reading your blog each day and have enjoyed doing so. You express yourself very well. I love you.

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  4. I have been reading them every day and have enjoyed them so much.

    Laurie

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  7. I, too, am grateful for God's unmerited favor. Thanks for sharing your witness. Cherry Kay

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