Originally published on November 23rd, 2006 at Onward & Upward
I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I am very thankful to have a day to sleep in, and that my husband has the day off too! That’s a rare thing in our lives! :-) (Now just pray that he gets Christmas off…)
Yesterday a customer called me to see if there was any way he could get an ad printed before Christmas. He had cancelled his ad back in October, he explained, because he was in the hospital and the doctors had told him he wouldn’t live. However, he had defied the odds and is now back and able to run his store! Even though I don’t know him personally, or any details of his illness, I was rejoicing with him about this unexpected gift of life.
I thank God for loving me enough to die for me, for loving me despite my inconsistent and fickle nature, for loving me enough to always be there for me. I praise Him for my health, my job, my freedom, my family, my hope for the future, for a house over my head, for two kitties to love, for friends, for a car to take me to work and take me to visit friends. There is so much I am and should be grateful for this season!
And I should end with saying that I get to see my dear friend Beth in only a few hours. Hooray! :-) This time we won’t forget to take pictures. ;-) What are you doing to celebrate today?
“Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.” Psalm 100:4