Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanks & Giving...Blessings I Have...


A Happy Thanksgiving to All...

During the past few days I have been very thoughtful about all I have to be thankful for...the regular things like family, loved ones, friends, and my life come to mind of course...but there is so much more that I, and probably you, have to be thankful for on this, my favorite of holidays...

I woke up this morning with more health than illness...so I am more blessed than the million who won't survive the week...

I have food in my kitchen today, clothes on my back, a roof over my head, and a place to sleep...so I am more blessed than 75% of the people in this world who do not...

I have never had the pangs of starvation...so I am more blessed than the 20 million people who are hungry today...

I have never experienced the danger of battle or the loneliness of imprisonment...so I am more blessed than the 20 million people who are experiencing it today...

I can go to my little church in California today without fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death...so I am more blessed than the 3 billion people who cannot...

I have money in the bank, a little in my wallet, and spare change in a container somewhere......so I am among the top 8% of the world's wealthy...

If you can read this today...you are more blessed than the 2 billion people who cannot read anything at all...


I am blessed in ways I may never know...yet I give thanks for them all...known and unknown...May the Lord shower you with many blessings today... Leaving you filled with memories of joy and love...Be a blessing to someone today...visit the Conspiracy of Blessings for ideas...

Please continue reading below...it is for you, my beloved blogging frineds...

11 comments:

Sandy said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope you and yours has a lovely Thanksgiving!
Love your blog - hope you won't mind me adding you to my favs.
Blessings,
Sandy

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

We are blessed indeed! Wishing you the happiest Thanksgiving today, Rebecca. Thank you for dropping by my little space.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I have been meaning to add you to my sidebar! I'll get on it in a day or two.
Meanwhile! You have a sweet day Rebecca!
I told my husband the other day that there are so many things we can't see or know about that God has given us. Little things on our bodies undiscovered :) Like a donor who gives any gift in silence. Sweet :)

rochambeau said...

Happy Thanksgiving Rebecca!
May your day be filled with joy.
Yes indeed we are most richly blessed!
xox
Constance

Leslie said...

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, Rebecca. Thanks for this wonderful post. It's a great reminder.

susanna said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! Your photographs are gorgeous! Is that a view from your front porch. What a beautiful scene... I hope that you are having a wonderful time with your family and friends this holiday weekend.

laureline said...

Belated happy thanksgiving to you, Rebecca---and a serene, spiritual holiday season ahead.

kari and kijsa said...

Beautiful! Hope you had the most blessed Thanksgiving!! thank you so much for your sweet words!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

see you there! said...

So many blessings, so seldom we stop to think of them. Thank you for reminding me to do so and also for the words of your previous post.

Darla

Natalie said...

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving! What a beautiful post and so absolutely true.

tlc illustration said...

I love this list of gratitude. It's always good to dwell on how well we have so many things.

Hope your Thanksgiving was lovely.

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