Since it IS November, I thought today would be a good day to talk about what we have for which to be thankful.
In no particular order of importance, but just as tings come to mind:
Beautiful weather. It’s another blue-sky fall day, with color in the trees. Now and then a flock of birds swoops down into one of those trees, and in just a few minutes they all take off again. I don’t know what they’re chatting about while they sit there, but they sure are chirping up a storm!
Improvement in my pain levels: The physical therapy is helping, along with the insoles I bought from a place called barefootscience.com. If you have plantar fasciitis, you should go online and look at their product. A friend told me about it, and the change is amazing! My back is holding up well since my last round of steroid injection 6 weeks back, maybe a little longer. I am beyond thankful for that treatment. I know the condition can’t be cured, but it certainly can be relieved!
Dying is gain: I just heard about the homegoing of one of our old saints. I know she was past 90, but I’m not sure how far past 90 she was. Doesn’t matter now, because, as Paul said, “For me to live is Christ, but to die is gain” (Phil. 1:21). She is home with the Lord, and I’m happy for her. Her husband is in the hospital struggling with Covid, so we’re still praying for him.
Christmas music: I haven’t had it on all day, although I could have because Terry was gone most of the day. But I treated myself to one song this afternoon, from Handel’s Messiah–the Hallelujah Chorus. I could hear that one every day of the year and never get tired of it.
Shopping online:I will not spend hours and hours in crowded stores. I don’t like to shop, never have. My mother did. She loved browsing through all kinds of things, but it bored me to death. I want to go in to a store, find what I want, pay, and leave. Boom. Done. You can do that online. I finished my Christmas shopping today :). And by the way, Black Friday should be banned forever from the face of the earth. I will NEVER get up in the dark to save money on something. EVER. Fighting hoards of people who all want the same whateverispopularthisyear. Ick.
Good food: I know, this one seems kind of “out there,” but I took a corned beef out of the freezer this morning and put it in my crockpot. We’ll have potatoes and veggies with it. It smells delicious, and it will give us maybe three meals. There are people around the world who have never eaten as well as we will in about half an hour. We are blessed.
My Bible, Prayer, My Church: did you think I would overlook those things? Not likely :). Without my Bible I would not be able to enjoy the time I spend daily reading the Word of God. Prayer keeps me connected to Him; and my church keeps me connected to other like-minded believers.
And that’s my short list for today. I hope. you, too, have much for which to be thankful today.