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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Too Blessed to be Stressed!

Today we “celebrate” Thanksgiving~ Yet, every day should be a celebration of the countless blessings God has given each of us…from what may seem trivial to some to the intricate ways our bodies work!

This day I am blessed…
…by the unconditional love of my Savior, who sacrificed His life so I could have life on earth and life after death ~ for eternity~ in His presence!
…to have my Mother still living and healthy; still loving and active; close in proximity and in relationship; loving her children, and grandchildren unconditionally; always giving expecting nothing in return!
…by 29-years of marriage to a man who has the patience of Job, the wisdom of Solomon, the forgiveness of God, and the love of and for the Lord!
…to have 3 wonderful and healthy children who have taught me so much about trust, patience, acceptance, and friendship!
…by my son-in-law who loves my daughter well, who loves his children with the passionate and protective love of a father, who works tirelessly to provide for his family, and who is always willing to help out when needed in any situation!
…to have the 2 most beautiful, intelligent, fun, loving, blessed granddaughters in the world! They bring a smile to my face, laughter to my soul and inexpressible joy!
…that both of my sisters, my niece and 3 nephews all live within a mile of my home, allowing us to celebrate all the “special” occasions together. As sisters we’ve grown up (and older) together; and now the cousins are enjoying the same privilege!
…by friends who love me enough to walk this journey called “life” with me and who allow me the honor and privilege of doing the same: Vicky, Lee, Deb, Tamara, Vivi, Melissa, Annie, Elisa T., Marcia, Jodi, Linda, Anna, Jeanette, JJ, Angie, Charla, Pam, Michelle, Kathy, Lynnette, Rhonda, and many more!
…with good health, a nice home, transportation, a part time job, freedom to make choices, an awesome church, opportunities to go and do as I choose.
Oh, I am a rich, rich woman indeed~ defined not by monetary measures or materialistic means (which ebb and flow); rather I am incredibly wealthy with relationships which do not wax and wane, but will withstand the test of time into eternity!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

1 comment:

Lynnette Kraft said...

Amen Lisa! I am blessed too! It's so important to stop and acknowledge God gifts to us.

Love you (and thankful for you).