Sunday, October 9, 2011


Be thankful for the clothes that fit a little too snug because it means you have enough to eat.
Be thankful for the mess you clean up after a party because it means you’ve been surrounded by friends.
Be thankful for the taxes you pay because it means you’re employed.
Be thankful that your lawn needs mowing and your windows need fixing because it means you have a home.
Be thankful for your heating bill because it means you are warm.
Be thankful for the laundry because it means you have clothes to wear.
Be thankful for the space you found at the far end of the parking lot because it means you can walk.
Be thankful for the lady who sings off key behind you at church because it means you can hear.
Be thankful when people complain about the government because it means we have freedom of speech.
Be thankful for the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means you’re alive. 

Nancy Leigh DeMoss quotes this list on one of her Thanksgiving Day messages on ReviveOurHearts, taking it herself from Ann Landers. It's an interesting perspective, no? Here's one of her thoughts from the same program:

Thanksgiving is not just a day in the year, not just an event in the year. It’s good to have those special occasions when we do stop and in a conscious way give thanks. But thanksgiving really should be thanksliving—a way of life—day in, day out, morning, noon, and night—continually, forever giving thanks to the Lord.

“We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks! For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near” Psalm 75:1 

Happy |Canadian| Thanksgiving Everyone! 

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  1. I remember reading the reasons to be thankful years ago. How true! I love your picture! Who took it??

  2. that message put things in a new perspective for me. I am now thankful for the toys I trip over daily....that means I have 2 little precious gifts that play with them and make the mess! I thank God that he lead Pastor Tim and you here!

  3. Isn't it such a good list? :)
    Jenny - my niece took that picture and I fiddled with it in Photoshop. Saturday morning my family got together for much needed family pictures...but we did it with a self-timer. I'll be putting a couple up on the blog soon.
    Denise - Thanks. :) We're blessed to be here.



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