Thoughts of gratitude have been overwhelming me the past several days. As a result I thought I would just start a thread of gratitude. I invite you to join. You can join by leaving a comment of what you are grateful for, or post what you are grateful for on your Facebook page, Twitter account, blog or any other social media that you frequent. Let’s embrace an attitude of gratitude and pass it on.
*I am grateful that my son, daughter in law and 5 grandkids made it here safely from Kenya last week. And that all of their luggage made it as well.
*I am grateful that all of my kids, kids in law and grandkids were able to be here together for the weekend. We total 18 now when we all get together. That was the first time in over 3 years.
*I am s grateful for my wife. We have been through a lot and are stronger in our marriage and love today than the day we exchanged vows in front of family and friends nearly 41 years ago.
*I am grateful for some difficult experiences in life. Some of them I would give anything not to have gone through, but I wouldn’t take anything for the lessons learned through them.
*I am grateful for the freedom to worship openly.
*I am grateful for some great friends.
*I am grateful to have a grill. I love grilling. Everything just tastes better when it is grilled.
*I am grateful for having been raised by parents who loved Jesus and lived it out at home and the community.
*I am grateful to have lived in so many different places with some many great memories.
*I am grateful that my 3 children love Jesus and are serving Him and that they all have spouses who love Jesus and still want to be with their mom and dad on occasion.
*I am grateful to be grandpa to 10 awesome grand kids.
*I am grateful for the health to do most things I desire to do. I may not be able to do that as well or quickly as I once did, but I still do nearly all the things I love.
*I am grateful that I am still growing in my relationship with Jesus.
*I am grateful that I still love being a pastor.
*I am grateful for laughter. This past weekend I loved hearing my family laugh, a lot. We always have great time when we get together.
*I am grateful … I could keep going for quite a while, but I will give you a chance.
Here’s hoping that you will take some time to think about the things for which you are grateful. I would love to read some of them in the comments. But it you don’t leave a comment think about it and share some with another person.