I hope every had a wonderful turkey filled day. The first thing I did when I awoke was call into the prayer line after which I continued with my only private prayer time and a few worship songs. One that turned me to mush is Awesome by Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago. Have you heard it?
My mom is here with us and I’m so thankful she cared enough to come spend time with us here. We cooked just enough for our tummies (didn’t want to be wasteful) and relaxed. I had a chance to read two novels and I’m working on my third. The first was Identical a teen read by Ellen Hopkins, then I read 80 poof lives (a heart wrenching novel written by a local lawyer near my hometown) and now I’m reading the dew breaker by Edwidge Danticat.
We skipped the sales. How did you make out with finding sale items on your list?
I’d much rather be paying for graduate school. Nevertheless I’m grateful for so much daily such as:
1. God! Without his love for me y’all, I think I would have given up on life many moons ago.
2. The man child. My reason for not quitting and giving up. He’s growing into such a wonderful young man. I’m beyond blessed to have such a warm and caring son who is smart, articulate, handsome, tall and has a heart for God.
3. Music. There’s always a song that ministers to whatever need I have. I grew up with a father who is a self taught musician, a great vocalist (he sang in a Gospel a quarter) and the radio on 26/9/
4. Books. Like music they gave me what I needed growing up during difficult times. As an adult I still find reading to be the greatest love that I have. Yes even more than shopping!! Words can be strung together so eloquently and captivate my mind for hours on end.
So you see the simple pleasures in life and family are what I’m holding most dear this year. As the year winds down and I find my birthday approaching in 2 months, I anxiously anticipate the future blessings in store for me.
What are you most thankful for?