Today, I’m thankful for group texts with my family and friends. Nothing brings light to a dull day faster then lots of text, silly or sad, from those you love.
I’m thankful for God’s generosity to me. I’m thankful that I not only have a roof over my head, but a beautiful home. I’m thankful that I not only have clothing on my back, but a while closet filled with beautiful things. I’m thankful I’m not only starving, but have to watch not over eating. God has been generous in so many ways, and I’m thankful.
Playing a bit of catch up here:
I’m thankful today for the ordinary means of grace, the preaching of the word, and my faithful pastors. I’m thankful for my local church. These are both ordinary and supernatural.
I’m thankful for my family. I’m thankful for my little home, my brothers and sisters, my parents, my nieces and nephews, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. I love them all.
I’m also thankful for the family I married into. For my extra parents, extra siblings, extra nieces and nephews, extra grandparents, extra cousins, and extra aunts and uncles. I love you all and I’m blessed to be a Jones.
I’m thankful for stories. I’m thankful for they way they share, teach, and the us together. I’m thankful to live in a world that tells stories.
I’m thankful for sunshine after cool, cloudy weather… though I wish the clouds had stayed longer. I do think sunshine is always prettier after the rain.
And just like that…fall arrived.
What’s not to be thankful for???? 😁
Leaves are changing. There’s a chill in the air. Sweaters don’t make you sweat. Soup is on the menu. We might get rain!
This has not been an easy week. I’m mentally, emotionally, and physically drained. I’m not looking forward to today because it will be mentally, emotionally, and physically draining. But! Today I’m thankful for the fast and easy work of the Patriot Guard who are coming to honor my extra Dad. I’m so glad Jan mentioned it to me, and I’m so glad the Guard said yes. My extra Dad went to war, faced angry protesters when he came back, and went on with his life. I remember him commenting once that WWII Vets always got accolades, but Vietnam Vets didn’t, and that he didn’t get that or think that it was right. Not for himself, but for all of the boys who went over there.
Today, I get to be involved in doing my little part of seeing a Vietnam veteran honored.