On this Thanksgiving Eve I find myself a little melancholy. With changes happening in my life, some heart breaking, and some with great opportunity attached to them. I focus on what Thanksgiving means to me.
This Nov 6, 2012; Like many of you; I watched the Presidential election returns come in with great disappointment. In spite of that, I’m thankful to have been born in this great country.
I’m thankful for family and friends who love me, because without them my life would be totally devoid of love, light, and laughter. They make the darkest moments come alive with a glimmer of light. I know when that glimmer of light overcomes the darkness. I am hopeful that I no longer see darkness and soon see only the bright light of happiness again. I’m thankful for hope, and time that heals all wounds.
I’m thankful for my health, because without it nothing would matter. I pray for those who are ill that God will do a miracle in their bodies. I have so little to complain about.
I live a good life. I am not unemployed and for that I give thanks. I think of many people who recently lost everything during Hurricane Sandy, and I give thanks that I lack nothing. My prayers and thoughts are with all those in the North East who were affected that tragic day. May the God of comfort be their strength.
I’m thankful for the soldiers who sacrifice all to be in horrible places I can’t even imagine, in conditions I could only see in my nightmares. YOU are the real Super Heros stories are written about, and movies are made of your heroisms. Thank you for your service.
Most of all I thank God for His love because even when I don’t love him as I should He still loves me, and comforts me. I can only dream to be as merciful, loving, and forgiving as he has been with me because although I strive for that, and often fail. He never does.
I hope you all have a wonderful day near your loved ones. Count your blessings not just today but everyday. Be still and know He has it all under control.
A Special note to my Facebook Friends:
I made a decision recently to focus on my life, and my goals. I left Facebook for good ….I think. I hope my friends find me here, www.rosieontheright.com and visit often as I continue to write about the current state of affairs in the U.S.