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Giving thanks

August 20th, 2008 at 08:30 pm

We must all give thanks and be happy for what we have. I say prayer every night thanking God for the things I have but I never really considered how Blessed I truly am.
Today I spoke to a long time friend who I have not heard from in a long time (via email) and she has been through Hell and back it seems. First her mom died, then her sister was just killed and prior to that she was diagnosed with HIV leaving 6 small children behind and then her grandfather passed away with pancreatic cancer. I can’t even go into more details because the stories behind these deaths are so traumatic and heart breaking. I just ask that you guys keep B in your prayers because she really needs it and remember when you think things are bad for you there is always someone else with far more troubles than yours
Here is my list of things that I am thankful for (not in any particular order except for number 1) what about you?
1. God watching over me
2. a roof over my head
3. transportation to get to and from
4. a job
5. my family and friends
6. my education
7. my health
8. Clothing on my back
9. food
10. running and drinkable water
11. electricity
12. a nice comfortable bed to sleep in
13. funds saved for a rainy day
14. this forum, which helps me to cope with a lot of things happening in my life
15. my sanity- Lord knows at one point I almost lost my mind
16. making it through yet another storm
17. waking up this morning
18. getting to and from today safely

6 Responses to “Giving thanks”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Oh my goodness, I feel terrible for your friend. Hope there's a silver lining for her somewhere in there.

  2. momcents Says:

    I love posts like this; it reminds me that the things that truly matter aren't monetary at all. My list is very similar to yours. Have a good day ~

  3. fruitbowlk Says:


  4. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I'm always thankful when I am not killed getting to and from places. My list is similar to yours, but also I give thanks for having a normal, happy, loving son and husband.

    I'll add B to my prayers.

  5. boomeyers Says:

    I will say a prayer for your friend! How sad. Your list was awesome. Of course, God, family, friends, home, job, a beautiful country to live in!

  6. veronak Says:

    Thanks every one

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