It is one week until Thanksgiving in the United States. I’ve been trying to write down what I am thankful for. The keyword is trying. But even if I don’t write it, I start the day thanking the Lord for being Lord of my life.
Today, my thank you was accompanied by a laugh as I slipped on my shoes. Stretchy shoes were the only shoes I could wear in this last year of swollen feet. Today my feet slid right in without tugging and pulling. Yes, I laughed, and then I thanked God for medicine that works and the ability to find joy in the most minor things.
I am sure the blog won’t get written a week from today, but I am thankful the opportunity to do so remains.
Now I think I’ll just list some of the things I am thankful for today.
God. My family. My friends. My cat. The colorful trees.
Pie, although there won’t be much pie-eating this year. I’m not a big meat eater, but I am thankful and love mashed potatoes. And roasted sweet potatoes. Roasted asparagus. Hot cocoa. English Breakfast Tea. Buttermint tea. Columbian decaf coffee to replace the Italian coffee I used to love. (The dark brew is too hard on my stomach nowadays.)
I’m thankful for stretchy jeans and flannel shirts – they are perfect this time of year.
I am thankful for being able to watch Thanksgiving parades in the morning and movies in the afternoon. Even if the dishes aren’t done yet.
I am thankful for opportunities. To write. To pretend to sing. To paint. All because it just gives me pleasure. I am thankful for the opportunities to communicate with my friends about the impact faith has had on my life over the years. The love God has for me, for others.