Thursday, November 25, 2010

Being Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! God really knew what he was doing when he put Thanksgiving before Christmas, because it's so easy to view Christmas from the worldly standpoint of "What things to I want to make ME happy?" But Thanksgiving gives us the much needed reality check that, we have more than enough and we don't tell God how much those things mean to us near enough times. So, here I go!

I'm thankful for my parents. Sometimes we may not get a long, but I have a very close relationship with the both of them and I know they will always always be there for me. I'm thankful for my little brothers, who make me smile and look up to me. I'm thankful for all my other family members, who love me and support me. I'm thankful for my best friends. The ones who are there when I need them, who listen, who don't judge me, who enjoy the same activities I do, and make life much more enjoyable. I'm thankful that God sent his son so that I could experience real love, joy, and be able to spend enternity in Heaven with Him. I'm thankful that I have a house to live in, a car to drive, and plenty of food to eat. I'm thankful for my School, and all the amazing people I've met there. I'm thankful for my Small Group at Church, who encourages me in my walk with God and prays for me continuously. I'm thankful for my phone, camera, and all other technologies I've been blessed with. I'm thankful for all the Earthly activities I take part in that God has given while we're here. I'm thankful for summer, and sunshine, and heart to hearts on the lazy river. I'm thankful for laughter, and smiles, and jokes. I'm thankful for Football season, and my Football boys at Heights (Who are STATE BOUND!) I'm thankful for books, like the Bible who tells me how to live my life. Like Harry Potter, a fictional world that I absolutely love to read about. I'm thankful for music. I'm thankful for Dancing 'till I'm sore, and singing 'till my lungs hurt. I'm thankful that my heart pumps blood through my body. I'm thankful for every day that I wake up. I'm thankful for the wind in my hair, and the feeling of Christmas time.

And I could go on for hours. Thanks God, for everything you've blessed me with. Help me to really enjoy all of it for every day I'm able to have here on Earth.