Lord, teach me to offer you a heart of thanksgiving and praise in all my daily experiences of life. I long to bring pleasure to Your heart daily. Break the power of the enemy in my life. Defeat him through my sacrifice of praise. Change my outlook and attitude into one of joyful contentment with my present circumstances. I thank You for… [Name a difficult circumstance in your life presently and thank God for it.]
Jesus, I want to be like You who obeyed the Father without complaint. You embraced the chains of humanity when You walked this earth. Convict me whenever I complain or compare myself with others. I know that Your truth dwells in a thankful heart.null
‘I will give thanks to the LORD because of His righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens’ (Psalm 7:17-18:1). In Jesus’ Name, Amen.” (Debbie Przybylski.)
This Thanksgiving, my second without Jim, will be difficult and very different for me, again.
There is no turkey on the Weber….no pipe smoke wafting in through the window. No sunrise mimosas on the beach. No delivering baked goods to the base……..these are my memories of Thanksgiving past. Ones I am Grateful for.
Today, new memories will be made. Today I’m Thankful to spend this Thanksgiving with a crew of amazing young people and their families…..meaning lots of little ones!!! I am Grateful.
I will shed my tears, but they will be shed with a Grateful heart……for I am Blessed with a Love that transcends time and space. Yes I mourn what is lost, but I also celebrate.
I am Thankful. I Am Blessed.
“I continue to open my heart to the world, a heart that though still broken, is coming back together.”
For listening. Always listening, and never judging.
Our talks….Midnight grilled cheese chats and 3 a.m.
conversations about our journey together.
And the laughter….So much laughter. 😄
Thank you for giving me All of you, and accepting All
Of me, for in doing so, We became an Us ❤️
Thank you for 14 years 4 months of partnership…
I will cherish the memories and be Grateful
For every single moment of our journey and life
Together. The ups. The downs. The detours.
No matter where my journey takes me, you will be there. For it was through you that I learned to see, love and accept myself. You gave me the strength to grow……and I will honor your memory by continuing to do so…….you gave me my wings baby,,,,I’m gonna Fly. I. Love. You ❤️❤️❤️
This Thanksgiving will be difficult and very different for me. But I’m also aware of how incredibly Blessed I am. I will shed my tears, but they will be shed with a Grateful heart……for I am Blessed with a Love that transcends time and space. Yes I mourn, but I also celebrate.
So, this Thanksgiving, I will be surrounded by my son and his extended family. I will be embraced and comforted. Together we will share a meal, remember those not with us, share and make memories….and we will be Thankful.
I am Thankful for all of you. Your kind words, thoughts and prayers let me know I’m not alone while I navigate these uncharted waters I find myself in. My emotions, they ride the waves, and I let them flow. My pain is real, but my love is stronger ❤️
“I am opening my heart to the world, a heart that is slowly coming back together”