We have a ritual – every night at dinnertime or bedtime, I ask everyone what his or her favorite part of the day was. Gwen usually thinks about it and gives me a thoughtful answer. Josiah goes, “Hm… tractor.” More often than not, Phil will say “Spending time with my family.” And while I’m usually looking for something more – a specific part of the day – I have to agree with his sentiment.
Whenever I think about those things for which I am grateful, it always comes down to people. Family. Friends who are family. Special moments comprised of spending time with loved ones, sharing love and life and laughter, creating memories.
I could go on and list some of the more material things I’m glad to have – like my new washer, the fabulous cowboy boots I got for my birthday, the talents God has given me so I can knit and craft… but there’s nothing in the world I’d rather have more than my family.
Looking forward to spending the day with family tomorrow (or, rather, today – eeek, is it that late?). Remembering those who aren’t with us and thanking God for his blessings and provision. And now I need to get my butt in bed so I’ll be able to handle family.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
1 Thessalonians 5:18
“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
“Be thankful to Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good, oh the Lord is good.”
“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.”