I tend to be a pretty optimistic and thankful person by nature, but some recent events have increased my thankfulness. Maybe you can relate.
I am thankful that I am born again. I know that brands me in some circles as ignorant and old fashioned, but I am thankful. I am thankful for a wonderful husband who loves me and graciously tolerates my strange ways, lofty ideas and selfish nature. I am thankful for my children and grandchildren. Thank God that I have this circle of loved ones to share life with. My church is also a huge blessing to me. My Christian brothers and sisters surround me with the Love of the Lord Jesus Christ himself. When I fall down, they lend me a hand. When danger is in front, they close in behind me. Oh what a wonderful luxury!
I am thankful for spring. I am thankful for the ability to grow a little of our own food and to be surrounded by livestock and natural beauty. I am thankful for my wood heater when spring clouds make it too cool for comfort. I am also thankful for the friends and neighbors who helped me get it, install it and get wood for it.
It makes me very grateful to think of the provision the Lord has given, about how I am never hungry, without shelter or alone.
I am thankful for the small community I am part of. There are so many good, down-to-Earth folks here. Everyone knows your business, but I am thankful that they are very forgiving toward us. I have friends in my community who help me with everything from building fence to making cheese, from painting to butchering and many more things. to me, this is a huge blessing.
I am so thankful my Mom is coming to spend the summer with my family and that I have had a few years to share my husband's mom before she goes back South to be with the rest of her family. (Sorry to see you move, Grandma!)
I am thankful for you and that you are taking your time to read what I write. I love having the challenge to write and without this venue, my busy schedule would prevent me most days from writing. I am thankful for Mommy 2 and the encouragement that she always is to me.
Lastly, I am thankful for good chocolate...and bad chocolate...and mocha...and cocoa...and chocolate bunnies...