Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Counting My Blessings

As Thanksgiving approaches, I try to take some time each year to literally count my blessings and give thanks to the One who has so richly blessed me with all good things.

It would be impossible for me to collect an exhaustive list of my limitless blessings. However, I have compiled a collage of images that represent broader blessings in my life. They are in no particular order (other than which pictures fit best in the frames, kindly provided by Megan at Shabby Blogs.)
1. My adorable niece and nephew represent my entire, wonderful family - immediate, extended, and in-law.

2. I just love Chester a little more than should be commonly accepted. In a way, he represents our future family and the children that are to come for us. Until real babies show up, Chester is most definitely serving the role as my child.

3. God's Word. This really should be located first and foremost on my list. I am so grateful for God's love, mercy and grace. For the avenue or prayer, which He so graciously opens to us. Also, for the family that I have through Him in my church home. Oh, what a blessing!

4. My husband. How in the world did I end up with such an incredible, strong man to love and care for me? He is the greatest man in the entire universe, and God gave him to me! I'm so thankful for him and the relationship that we share with one another.

5. All of my friends (not only the few featured in the picture) and the great times and fun that we have together. Life would be so boring without the laughter we share, and so lonely without the constant companionship.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it pretty much covers the bases - the Lord, love, family, and friends. What more could a person want? (Well, besides the food, shelter, and various capabilities that I so often take for granted, but for which I am still extremely thankful.)

This holiday, I encourage each of you to take a moment to actually write down some of your blessings and truly Give Thanks to the One that deserves all praise.

I'd be thrilled to know what you consider to be some of your richest blessings and what you're thankful for this season. Please feel free to share them with me as we, together, give God all the glory.


Bryan said...

you forgot all the cool people at your place of employment...

emily said...

i am thankful for our friendship! love you!

Our Life...Taking it one experience at a time said...

I am thankful for your blog!!

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...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Great list! I'm so thankful for my husband, for God's grace, and well...for the gift of LIFE!!!! :)

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