I’m thankful for a warm house, with electricity and running water and two bathrooms; heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer; nice but not new furniture, mattresses and good bedding; way too many clothes in walk-in closets; books and magazines and newspapers and Bibles of every translation.
I am thankful for vehicles, in good condition, even though they are not new.
I am thankful for a job I love working on computers, and for the privilege which I also love of writing devotionals, other stories, and articles for publication. I am thankful for a retirement from a job of 32 years where I made many friends and received so much more than I gave, although I did earn my paycheck.
I am thankful for freedom to worship from my heart. I am thankful for the Pilgrims, the pioneers, and the founders of our country who paved the way for us to live a life of freedom in the United States of America.
I hope you all have full tummies every day of the year. And I wish you joy and the experience of knowing that you won’t die if your stomach growls from being hungry enough to lose a few pounds this year.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day weekend with family and friends and had plenty to eat and plenty leftover to fill the frig and freezer. I hope you ate till you were too full.
I hope everyone enjoyed their favorite ballgame or computer game or phone game and visit with their families.
I hope you smiled when they brought out the camera to take family pictures.
And I hope you said grace at the table and gave thanks to God before you started eating the Thanksgiving turkey.
I am thankful for you, my readers, and I want for you what Paul wanted for his fellow Christians in 3rd John verse 2, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”