I always set aside Thursday as a day where I slow down and take the time to be intentionally thankful. It could be so easy to get start focusing on what we want or where we want to be … I find that setting aside Thursday as a day to be intentionally thankful helps keep me focused on being thankful for what I have and where I am ... on living with an attitude of gratitude. So each week on Thursday, I pick a few of the many things I am thankful for.
Today I’m especially thankful for:
- The opportunity to help my dad be able to spend a couple of winter months on the Gulf Coast … it’s something he (and my mom when she was still here) did every winter for the last 20+ years. It’s one of the things that allows my dad to maintain his independence … and I know that he enjoys seeing all the friends he’s made over the years.
- Good health … yes, I have my share of age-related “issues”, but nothing that interferes with my ability to do what I enjoy.
- My home … I confess that I’m a homebody. Give me a good book or a sewing project and I stay here in my nest for a good long while.
- God’s love … He loved us enough to send His Son to die so that we could live.