Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Thankful, part 1

Well, it's November again, and its the time we begin to think about being thankful.  It shouldn't be that way.  Why is it that we can't be thankful the other 11 months of the year.  There is a stunning lack of thankfulness in this country.  Not only do we not express thankfulness, we complain about tiny little things.  If I hear what a bad economy we're in again, without some sort of expression of thankfulness for what we do have...the fact that we are still some of the richest people in the world, I think I am going to scream.

So, I have decided that not only will I post AT LEAST one thing I am thankful for each day this month.  Every Thursday all year long will be Thankful Thursday.  This should be fun.  We all need to learn to be much more thankful for what we have.

Today, I am thankful for having the ability to write a blog.  We so often take for granted the freedom we have to sit down at a computer and type out our feelings or thoughts or ideas without fear of governmental interference or consequence.  I know there are many who would love to go down the conspiracy theory road, but trust me, we could have it so much worse.  It is an amazing freedom that we have...even if we don't agree with what everyone posts or thinks, we have the freedom to discuss and debate and disagree all we want.

Not only do we have the freedom to post these amazing thoughts, think about how far we've come in the past 20 years.  Everyone and their dog (almost literally) has a blog.  Anyone can post.  All they need is access to a computer and internet...and that, you can have for free at your local library.  How amazing is that?

And back to the basics...what about the ability that God gave us to express ourselves.  How awesome!  How wonderful!  The greatness of our God is that he created us to be creative.  With amazing minds and imaginations and creative ideas.  We all creative on some level.

Thank you, Lord for the ability to do this, for placing me in a country where I can, and for giving me the physical tools that I need.

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