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Thankfullness

18 Nov

In today’s fast-paced society, we take so much for granted. We expect everything we want and we forget that we deserve nothing at all. There are people all around the world, even in the United States, who at this very moment are sleeping in the cold on a park bench or begging for a sandwich on the corner. There are people who are about to lose their homes because they can’t make ends meet or parents who are grieving their lost children to death, drugs, the streets, etc.

When I think about all these things and even where I have come from, I can honestly say that I am so very thankful for the blessings in my life! I have a roof over my head that bears my name, a car that runs well and is paid for, a son who is alive, healthy and adores me, a family that I am close to, a job that pays me fairly well and a boss who treats me well, a church that I love and opportunities to serve.

Isn’t it amazing how quickly we can become ungrateful? I think we have to remind ourselves of all those who have to go without and then remind ourselves of all that we have to remember how blessed we are. Each day we should be consciously thankful for at least one thing.

Today, I am thankful for my son and his tender heart.

What are you thankful for today?

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Posted by on November 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

18 responses to “Thankfullness

  1. floyd

    November 18, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I’m thankful for the slap upside my head from you today. I needed a reminder to be appreciative for the basic protection and provision supplied by God.
    Thanks

     
    • apesydaisy

      November 18, 2010 at 12:09 pm

      I hope it wasn’t a harsh slap, Floyd. I just felt compelled to remind myself that I have been blessed and needed to appreciate it. 🙂

       
  2. jasonS

    November 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Great rule of thumb with the conscious thanksgiving. It is very easy to let a seed of ungratefulness grow, but it’s also easy to cut it down as we praise God.

    I thank God for the love that He offers us and the relationship we walk in. He is a great Father!

    Thanks April.

     
    • apesydaisy

      November 18, 2010 at 12:51 pm

      Praise the Lord for his forgiveness and grace!

       
  3. Glynn

    November 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    So many things done in kindness can become our expectations. Each thing should be “new every morning.” Good post.

     
    • apesydaisy

      November 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm

      I read an article the other day that said we need to be careful just how much we give our kids for Christmas because they can begin to expect that much and more every year instead of focusing on the season. I think the same can be said for adults in our everyday lives as well. Thanks!

       
  4. Tony Alicea

    November 18, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I’m visiting over from Jason Wert’s blog. Nice to meet you!

    I’m thankful for my church family. We’re such a close-knit group and I’ve honestly never experienced anything like it. Any time I get down, I just think of the amazing people He’s surrounded me with and I have people to lean on. It’s amazing!

     
    • apesydaisy

      November 18, 2010 at 3:06 pm

      Tony, thanks for visiting! I hear you on the church family. We have a pretty close knit family too and it’s really nice!

       
  5. Sheryl

    November 18, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I’m thankful for Bonnie who posts great prompts and gives me the opportunity to think, write, and connect to others who do the same.

     
  6. Jason

    November 18, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I’m thankful for the internet where I can be encouraged by people I may never meet in person.

     
    • apesydaisy

      November 18, 2010 at 8:57 pm

      Me too Jason. It is a blessing to be able to speak with fellow believers who are just searching for God’s will like I am. Hey, if I don’t see you here or there, I’ll see you in the air!

       
  7. Kelli

    November 18, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Your right… We come to expect things and take what we have for granted. We gave blankets to the homeless last night and that was a big dose of perspective. It’s nice to have things to be thankful for,,,

     
    • apesydaisy

      November 18, 2010 at 8:58 pm

      Wow, that’s awesome Kelli. I am thankful there are people who can do that sort thing! 🙂

       
  8. Michael

    November 18, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I’m thankful that my wife loves me unconditionally. I’m also thankful I’ve been able to meet awesome people like you.

     
    • apesydaisy

      November 18, 2010 at 8:59 pm

      Michael, it’s a blessing to see a husband speak of his wife that way. I hope to be able to say that about a husband one day. And I am ever so grateful to meet people like you who lift up, encourage, challenge…it’s a blessing!

       
  9. Pat Bowling

    November 23, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    I am thankful for a daughter like you!

     
    • apesydaisy

      November 23, 2010 at 9:41 pm

      I love you Mom! I am so glad you are my mother

       

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