I am thankful that each morning I can sit in my prayer chair, read Jesus Calling and the Bible, meditate and pray. This ritual has brought me a life that is MORE because each morning starts in thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving for both my successes and struggles, for my days of plenty and my days of wanting more, for the days I wake up to see the sun, and those I have learned to love, like today, when I awoke to darkness.
For too many years of my life getting out of bed was drudgery. My heart acted as if each day would be full of hard labor, problems and challenging people – nothing to be thankful, or worth getting out of bed for.
Living in thanksgiving I now awake to possibilities of what ifs that are shimmery with potential and promise.
Living in thanksgiving pulls me into the present, the gift of now, something to get up for – to spend quiet moments with the Lord believing, remembering, praying, yet no longer pleading, for MORE, as I have done in the past.
Living in thanksgiving has brought peace and contentment that is often inexplicable because the same challenges, the same people, and even more problems face me every day.
Living in thanksgiving reminds me that this day is the Lord’s day, that He is in control, that each problem or task, when faced in thanksgiving, makes me thankful.
Thankful for what lesson will unfold for me, what more I can become because I said yes to it, and not run or hide from it , like I have done in the past.
Thanksgiving Day is every day and for that – I AM thankful.