One of the best things about the month of November is that here in the United States we have a wonderful holiday called Thanksgiving. This is a day that we set aside to give thanks to God for all of the blessings in our lives. It's a time to reflect and to remind ourselves of all the good that exists in this world that can often seem so bleak.
I've decided to take a page out of someone else's book (or a post from another blogger's blog) and write a post each day giving thanks for one thing. Since I'm starting off behind, here's the catchup list:
1st November: I'm thankful for acorns and oak trees. The trees provide beautiful shade for me and the acorns give me exercise (raking) and food for the squirrels and chipmunks in my yard!
2nd: I'm thankful for friends who use their artistic talents to glorify God.
3rd: I'm thankful for the glorious, radiant colors of the autumn leaves where I live.
4th: I'm thankful that there's a God who loves me enough to die for me so that I could be saved.
5th: I'm thankful for school teachers who give of themselves to educate our future leaders.
6th: I'm thankful for talented musicians who love the Lord and share their talents freely so that I'm able to worship better.
7th: I'm thankful for my best friend, who has stuck with me through storm and calm, thick and thin, for more than 20 years.
8th: I'm thankful for the ability to get up each day and walk, even though it's painful. There are multitudes of people in the world who don't have that ability.
9th: I'm thankful for my wonderful "sisters" in my weekly Bible study who encourage me, pray for me and exhort me to become more like Jesus.