Hey friends, how are you doing? Happy thanksgiving to you and yours, even though it was perhaps impossible to celebrate with ‘yours’ this year. We have learnt that ‘in all things’ and ‘for all things’ we give thanks. For example, today in my neck of the woods, it is a damp, drab, dull, dismal, dreary, drizzly day, but it is 46° which is still warm enough to have a run outside. We can choose to focus on the desperate, discouraging, despairing, desolate happenings in our lives and sink beneath its waves in distress or we can rise up and seek the beauty in those very circumstances. We start by being thankful first for the freedom found in salvation, for the gift of life, for new mercies and grace sufficient for today. We can admire the beauty found in creation; the trees, the mountains, the birds, all succinctly placed to remind us that we are loved, by the God who created it all. We can revel in the joy of the family and friends in our lives. They may not be close by, but they are there; we can call, FaceTime, email, telegraph, or zoom, perhaps not as good as their physical presence, but still possible to be in their presence. Let’s choose to count our blessings, name them one by one; it could always be worse. How was your thanksgiving day spent?
Today, I’m also thankful for you. You’ve made it possible for this space to remain normal in an abnormal world. You’ve encouraged and spurred me on to keep my eyes on the Lord. You’ve inspired my creativity and motivated me to ‘become’ more and develop a better version of me. I thank you for your ‘presence’ in my life. I thank the Lord for you. May the Lord bless you abundantly.
Guess what time it is? Guess what!?
It’s PARTY TIME!!
Everyone is invited; you do not have to share my faith to participate.
LET’S GET THE PARTY STARTED!!
Here are some simple rules:
First off, everyone is welcome to participate in this Blog Party (even if you do not currently follow me, although I would LOVE it if you do!)
If you are a new follower of my blog, say hi and let me know so that I can remember to drop by your blog and check you out.
Leave a Comment! Say hi and tell us who you are and what your blog is about. Feel free to leave a link connecting back to your blog’s home page or to your favorite or most recent blog post! (Post this only once please.)
Mix and Mingle! This is where the party begins. I am blessed to have almost 5,000 followers and this is a great opportunity for many of my friends to meet each other. You guys are amazing, and I think a lot of you would enjoy meeting and following one another.
Because we are still in November, be sure to say for what you are thankful, along with your other comments!
ONE MORE THING… Well 2 more, but it won’t take long, I promise)
Remember, you never have to follow anyone just because they follow you. However, it is good manners to always return a page visit for a page visit. Did someone stop by your blog, like or leave a comment? Do the same for them! It only takes a minute.