I'm thankful for my daughter Emma who turned 14 this week.
I'm thankful for this city where I live.
I am beyond thankful for my date with My Giant last Friday night.
For me it's really easy to be thankful. My list could go on and on. I have 4 healthy children, My sister is coming to visit me tomorrow(WOOT WOOT!), I am currently enjoying a piece of Theo's Coconut Curry Chocolate with white wine, while typing on my Maccy Laptop, from my cozy comfy cabin in the woods.
There is nothing that I want.
There is nothing that I need.
But when I stop and think of all the other people who walk this planet who don't have health, who are hungry, who don't have homes, or family to come and visit them, I am reminded that all that I have been given, has been given to be shared.
All the love I have in my heart, is to be shared.
All the hope that exudes from my being because I know my Creator, is to be shared.
All the faith that I have that my future will be good no matter the outcome, is to be shared.
So my prayer dear beloved reader is not to brag about all the things I have to be thankful for with this list, but to share with you that the REASON I am thankful is because I have been given the greatest gift.
And it's not where I live.
It's not how many children I have.
It's not who I am married to.
No, the greatest gift is this;John 3:16
Don't you roll your eyes.
Don't you start ignoring the rest of this post because you already know what lies ahead.
Don't you dare.
Do you know dear beloved reader that you are loved?
I pray that if you don't you would look at the words that come from the best-selling book in all the world that say, "For God SO loved the world(that's you) that he gave."
There's a gift in that sentence.
There's a treasure in those words.
Don't miss out on it because you have heard it before.
He didn't take.
He didn't ask for something.
He didn't tell you how to dress.
He didn't say don't talk like that.
He didn't say you have to look like this.
He didn't require anything from you.
All of those things are what man has done to require payment for this free gift.
You see my salvation from being
and constantly looking for the next thing I can brag about to make my life look grand is this gift.
So I leave you with this quote, from one of my favorite movies;Moulin Rouge
"The greatest lesson you will ever learn is love and be loved in return."
He SO loves you that HE gave.
Can you be loved in return?