So Thanksgiving is upon us!!! YEAH!! I love this holiday. However, it makes me sad that we seem to really hype up gratitude for one day and then we go back to our grumbling and complaining. Maybe I'm just being transparent, I certainly can't assume that anyone reading this has that problem (hahahaha!)
Inevitably later today I will sit at the table of my mother-in-law. I will eat wonderful food, too much of it, and then it will be MY turn to answer THE question..."what are you thankful for this year?". Well, I have been meditating abou what my answer will be and I feel overwhelmed with the list of things that have come to my heart and mind. There is one thought that rises to the top. I want to share it with you.
I have tried typing this paragraph over and over and so I'm just going to say it. I am thankful for suffering. It has brought me to the place I am today. I am thankful for my life, ALL of it. Just as Job said "blessed be the name of the Lord". He truly is the the God who gives and takes away.