Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful Thursday: The Finale

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone today!!
Today is the last post dedicated to being thankful.  I hope that you still have some things to be thankful for that you can share in a comment!!
I certainly wish that it was easier to harbor a thankful attitude the whole year round!! But I am really grateful for the opportunity to have an entire holiday season to truly be mindful of our many blessings. 
As many of you may know, the first thanksgiving was held as a part of the religious beliefs of the pilgrims.  They were days of prayer. .especially to praise God for the success of their first crops.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says
Rejoice always. .Pray continually. .Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
Today I'm most thankful for this. .
The nativity.
Without the birth of our Savior Jesus. .we would be a lost people.
I am thankful for his merciful gift of eternal life for those who believe in Him, even when we don't deserve it.
I am thankful that I don't have to be "good enough" because I know that I can NEVER be good enough to go to heaven on my own power!
I am thankful that my children are believers in Him and strive to know Him better.
I am thankful that my husband was a light for me when I had lost my way.
I am so, SOOOO thankful to live in America. .where I can exercise my right to my religious beliefs without fear of fatal persecution. 
I am thankful for a Christmas season to share with others. And while Christmas is a sorrowful time for some, I just hope and pray that we can light their way with the Good News!
Luke 1:30-33
"But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
Wishing everyone a VERY grateful Thanksgiving filled with blessings and love
a joyous Holiday season filled with good things all around.
Thanks for sharing these last 3 Thursday's with me being mindful of our many blessings!!


  1. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Joyous Christmas season!

  2. Melanie, you have such a gift for writing, & teaching as well. It seems that you have the knack of saying just exactly what I need to "hear"! Thank you for sharing pieces of your life; for bringing God's word into print as it relates to our daily lives...way too often we just go about our routine & fail to apply His word in ways that He wants us too.
    Enjoy this day of thanks!

  3. Having grieved with my best friend this week after the sudden loss of her Grandma, I am thankful for her. And I am thankful that her family is my family too! Her Grandma loved me and my kids as if we were her own and in the absence of my own grandma, that was very comforting. She will be missed tremendously, but it was such a privilege to have known Grandma T!

  4. Faith is TRULY the most wonderful gift! Praise God for His Son, Jesus Christ. :)

  5. What a wonderful post. Of course there are many things I am thankful life, health, my children, husband, and family. I was trying to think of something a little different, and I did remember one thing that I have talked about before with my husband and others, and here it is. Both my parents and my husband's parents are still alive and still married. My Mom and Dad are 74 and 75 and have been married for 50 years. My husband's parents are both 87 years old and have been married for 63 years. What an example both sets of parents set for my husband and I...for all of their children and grand children! What a testiment to love and commitment..especially commitment when life isn't always a bowl of cherries. So, I would like to say that I am very thankful for that, we are really blessed to still have all of them with us.