This month, as many do in November, I set out to record thanks givings daily. I wanted to be more intentional in recognizing and recording something specific each day. As I began, I knew there were some things I could not overlook – the grace we have from God, my family and friends, good health – but I also hoped I would find myself grateful for the small and unexpected parts of life, and those things that just happen and that we don’t often give a lot of thought to.
My list so far:
- God’s saving grace
- Loved ones
- Good health
- Puppy sounds
- Restful weekends
- Freedom to worship
- Freedom to vote
- Freedom to speak for and against our government
- Opportunities to pursue a passion – learning French
- An encouraging note from a sweet friend, landing just when God knew I needed it
- Colorful leaves (we finally have some!)
Perhaps more than anything, this exercise is making me really stop and consider my abundances, and how fortunate I am to have a life that allows joy and thankfulness for things such as puppy sounds and colorful leaves.