It is the eve prior to the day set aside for thanks.

I am struggling and I still get turned around.

Is my dwelling on the past or fretting over the future keeping me from the present?

Is my anxiousness masked by anger?

Do I discount this moment?

Am I truly grateful,

or have I slapped a sloppy brush of thanksgiving

over my life leaving me thankful for very few things in my life?

C.S. Lewis said. ” If you think of this world as a place intended simply for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable:

think of it as a place of training and correction and it’s not so bad.

It might even be good.”

How do I live in a state of awe when life can seem so mundane?

The simple, yet isn’t this how children live?

Awed at the moon, delighted with a ball. Life is a surprise.

A child has no expectations.

When did I trade my awe for expectations?

Expectations can kill a relationship – Especially with God.

So I write my thankfulness list and am surprised by how truly full my life is.

  1. This day
  2.  My husband
  3. My children
  4. My grandchildren
  5. Salvation

Hebrews 12:28

Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakeable,

let us be thankful and please God by worshipping him with holy fear and awe.

I continue to number and am once again surprised by joy.

Let us discover joy by being thankful.

( Parts of this is from Ann Voskamp)

Until next time. Pam

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