i can understand why so much of Biblical teaching and prayers center around thankfulness. when we identify people/places/things in our life to be grateful for, our perspective shifts away from those things that are lacking in our life. we instead begin to see that our lives are full and we are blessed.
so, on that note, here is a list of people/places/things i am thankful for:
my family–biological, house, training school, Calvin Fletcher. family has proven to take so many shapes in my life, and i feel privileged to share in life with all those i consider “family.”
my shelter–a dry house, with a warm bed, and a roof.
my job(s)–ok, so i work to scrape things together by doing all kinds of odd jobs, but i’m thankful that the jobs keep popping up and that i am no longer behind a desk 8 hours/day.
the ability to bike in and around and through the city.
the city–Indy may be no Toronto, but there are little signs of life and it is beautiful to watch.
good-byes–because they mean that God has chosen to keep growing us, or the ones we love, and desires for us to join in his redemptive work.
my roommate–who still loves me despite all my flaws.
incredible memories–both already created and yet to come.
i am so thankful for God and his deeply loving and merciful love.
then we, your people, the ones you love and care for,
will thank you over and over and over.
we’ll tell everyone we meet
how wonderful you are, how praiseworthy you are!
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