When I start thinking about how to write about thankfulness, I find myself thinking how typical all my responses are. And I consider myself pathetic for that. Surely, I think, I can find something “bigger” or “better” or “more important” to be thankful about. I don’t want to be thankful for the same stuff as everyone else. And so I convince myself that these exercises in thankfulness are not all that effective.

Then, I hear my daughter singing.

Jesus paid it all;
All to him I owe;
Sin has left a crimson stain;
He washed it white as snow.

Y’all, that put it all in perspective real fast. Better than a glass of cold water in the face. That is all I need and in being thankful for that, I am giving thanks for all the other “stuff.” Stuff here on earth is nice but it is just stuff. If I have salvation, I have it all. And therein lies the thankfulness.

Lori, At Home.

Linking up with the Homeschool Review Crew for the November challenge for week 2 – Giving Thanks.


5 thoughts on “Thankfulness

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  2. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) November 23, 2020 at 12:49 pm Reply

    very much a matter of perspective isn’t it? 🙂

  3. In Gratitude I Come - A Net in Time November 27, 2020 at 12:11 am Reply

    […] extendsSomething more to be found?A friend remindedJust the other daySomething providedEven without my say. So at the end of the dayWith gratitude I come.Thankful to oneWho sent his only […]

  4. Kristen December 7, 2020 at 9:09 pm Reply

    Beautifully put! Thank you for sharing.

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