1 Chronicles 16:34 New International Version (NIV)
34 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
I am sure that each one of us has a list of things to be thankful for. Of course, we will find ourselves around the table today surrounded by family and friends, giving thanks for the big things: Grace, freedom, a great country, love we see manifested around us, health and so on.
I would like to add a few things to that list today.
Sunshine, clean air, running water, weekends, days off from work, the quiet evenings spent at home, a good night sleep, pain, the beauty we find around us cheering our hearts, a nice long rain, a stranger’s smile, a child’s laughter, sunsets, a clear mind, a world that’s so diverse that makes life exciting, memories of dear ones, new challenges and small victories.
The list can go on and on, and it should. Because when we pause to think about life we realize that so many moments of our life can be summed up by one word: LOVE.
I pray that you can pause today and enjoy that love that is present in your life, and one a day like this say with all your heart: Lord, Thank you for your love.