Thursday, November 22, 2012

Today of all days we are reminded to give thanks for all that we have.   For me Thanksgiving was a time when we got together as a family and shared our thanks and blessings.  Over the years it has been harder to get together.  I could look at the negatives in my life and dwell on them, but today I CHOOSE to Give Thanks.

I am thankful for a mother who lives with us and for a daughter and two grandchildren who will join us for lunch.

I am thankful for a husband who cares enough about me to take the grand kids shopping so that I could have some quiet time for writing.  God has given me a wonderful man.  We don't have financial riches but our marriage has been richly blessed.

I am thankful for a roof over my head.  So many people are homeless.  While we are facing a move due to circumstances beyond our control I am thankful we have a God who watches out for us.  I know he has someplace already picked out for us.

I am thankful for the meal we have today.  Once again God has provided us with a bounty to share.

I am thankful for my son who was allowed to come home for the birth of his son and will get to spend Thanksgiving with his family in Georgia before returning to Korea next week.

I am thankful that God has given me a desire to write.  I am especially thankful for the stranger who called me this week to tell me how much she loved my first book, a book she received from a friend and was asked to pass on to someone else to enjoy.  Her message came at a time when I was doubting my writing.  I am thankful for authors everywhere willing to share their knowledge with those of us who still need guidance.

I am thankful for a wonderful school year.  God has blessed me with some wonderful students this year.  They are eager to learn.  He has blessed me with some wonderful friends at school.

I am thankful that I live in a country with so many freedoms where so many are oppressed.

Most importantly I am thankful that I have a God who was willing to send his son to earth to die on the cross for my sins so that I might have eternal life.

So, as you sit down with family and friends today to eat your Thanksgiving Feast, think about the blessings in your life.

What are you thankful for?  Leave a message and let me know.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving Sandra, Keep up the writing :)

  2. Thank you! It was a very nice day. My son called me twice. He heads back to Korea next Wednesday. I see him only on Skype. I look forward to next summer when I will be able to put my arms around him. The time with my mom and daughter and her two kids was nice for both my husband and I.