I’ve been trying to think (once again) of all the things for which I give my “most humble and hearty thanks” and they are, indeed, many.
Besides the obvious and deeply felt ones like my family, no one being on chemotherapy, having a roof over my head and food on the table (our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life)…
I would add, my silver hair.
I am so grateful my hair grew back (and some semblance of my eyebrows) and I am happy to be silver-haired and looking my age.
I am thankful for God’s green earth and all the weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit it.
I am happy the weather is cooling off and fall will be here soon. Fall is a favorite season. I always loved going back to school. Going back to school when classes are online, is not the same, but, nevertheless, we thank God for the opportunity to do so. Anyway, I have opened up some windows and sleeping has been very nice.
I am also grateful for being able to hop in my Cooper and take a drive when I am going beserk from being home all. the. time.
The OM has filled my gas tank twice in the last six months. No, I have not driven much–but on Sunday I drove to Lowe’s and bought some new indoor plants. We do what we have to do.
So we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful; and that we show forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days.
And this was a surprise, but not a surprise.
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31-32)