As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John F. Kennedy
I thank God many times a day for the blessings in my life. I pray I can somehow be a blessing to others as well.
My blessings come in many forms. I am fairly healthy. I live comfortably and in relative peace. I am surrounded by love. I am protected, provided for, and gifted with grace.
I am thankful for the love of family. Though my father died this year, I appreciate the time I had with him, the life lessons he provided, and the memories of his love. I appreciate I still have my wonderful mother. I am grateful for the family that reminds me where I am from, and my husband and sons who remind me where I am…places interwoven with love and belonging.
I am thankful I live in the beautiful state of Virginia. Between the mountains and the sea, I appreciate the beauty and power of nature all around me. My environment provides me with peace, a spiritual connection for which I am grateful.
May you be grateful every day, not just on an appointed day of thankfulness.
May you give yourself permission to see the true beauty of your life.
May you be a blessing to those who cross your path.
May you be blessed this day and always.