Yesterday my pastor included within her sermon a discussion on listing an alphabet soup of reasons you are grateful. I am going a little off of her course, but I want to share with you why I am thankful not on Thanksgiving but every day that I walk above ground. Enjoy and consider doing the same for yourself.
(A)mazing friends and family
(B) lessings from God daily
(C) hristian love from a church family that is so much a big extended family
A (D)aughter whom I delight in- She was sent to teach this family how to love.
(E)nergy to go about my daily activities and the gift I give myself of (E)exercise
(F)aith in powers greater than myself
A (H)ome to share with my family and the family (H)ome that is always open to me .
(I)ntelligence to navigate through the twists and turns of life
That I was raised by two greats (J)oyce and (J)ohn Smith
The (K)indness of friends and sometimes strangers that I try to pay forth daily.
(L) ove in it’s purest form.
That I awaken every day in my right (M)ind
That I continue to be open to (N)ew adventures. I love you Chicago and the many friends that I have there.
Every day there are new (O)pportunities- for growth, laughter, happiness, learning, enrichment, soul searching
There is never a lack of reasons for me to give (P)raise
The lessons I am able to understand through the (Q)uiet moments
(R)esliliance- it’s part of what defines me
(S)trength even in times of some of life’s greatest storms and a (S)on who makes me see “me” a whole lot better
(T) alents which I am still discovering
(U)nlimited opportunities to “get it right”
A (V)oice that I choose to use to inspire and motivate others
(W)ealth in whatever form it comes for I know the greatest wealth does not have to do with dollars but knowledge
I am very thankful for the fact that I e(X)ist as the woman who I am.
(Y)outhful appearance- vanity sometimes takes over 🙂
(Z)eal for life