As I sit in the stillness of this early Thanksgiving morning, I have been reflecting on all of the the things I am thankful for.
I am thankful for big things like God’s grace and mercy. For His patience and goodness. For His holiness and desire to make me holy. Did I mention His patience. I am thankful that He loved us enough to join us, to live among us and die for us.
I am thankful for my wife and kids. For their smiles and laughs, for their love, for knowing that we are in this for the long haul and that we are always there for each other.
I am thankful for extended family and for friends that are like family.
I am thankful for heath, for jobs that more than provide for our needs and allow us to use our giftings and strengths.
I am thankful for our home. For our kids to have a place to grow up, and for us to have a place to share life with others.
I am thankful that we live in Colorado. For sunrises and sunsets, blue skies and powder snow. For mountains and elk. For the breath taking beauty that God surrounds us with each day and that I shamefully take for granted all too often.
I am thankful for little things – french pressed coffee, smartwool socks and fleece pullovers. For my iPhone and my Mac. For bacon & eggs and biscuits & gravy. For good music and for great podcasts, for high speed internet and all the information available at the click of a button.
And I am thankful you stopped by to read this.
What are you thankful for?