You are my God, and I will give you thanks; you are my God, and I will exalt you.
Thanksgiving is the perfect excuse to make a list of things for which I am thankful. Studies have proven thankful people are happier and healthier people. Who doesn’t want either of those in abundance?
The top of the list: I’m thankful for my Creator and His patience with His creation.
I’m thankful for family. A husband and son who inspire me when I’m writing the mysterious and sometimes maddening male point of view.
Eighty-eight year old parents who still give the best hugs. Sisters and a brother that bring laughter into my life. All the extended family, in-laws and out-laws and even the old dog that completes my family.
I’m thankful for my church family and good friends. For all of you – the folks reading my blog and reading my book, waiting patiently for the next one and holding me and my writing up in prayer. How blessed I am to have all of you in my life.
This list could go on and on. I’m grateful for this past year. For the struggles and victories and the lessons learned. God is good. His love and mercy rain down every day. I’m thankful for the year ahead knowing that what God has ordained will come to pass. And He will walk with me, never leaving me or forsaking me.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.