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Thankful Thursday: I’m Thankful For My Gifts

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God gives us all different gifts, as we’ve talked about in other posts on this blog. One of my gifts is writing. Another is forgiveness in that I tend to forgive easily. Another is kindness. Yet another is compassion.

You might have an artistic or creative gift, or you might have a number of types of spiritual gifts. Maybe you’re a speaker or a leader. Maybe you’re a listener. Maybe you have a beautiful singing voice. Sit down and try to make a list of all the gifts you believe you possess.

Regardless of what our gifts are I think it’s important for us to be thankful for them and to try to utilize them to the best of our abilities to serve the Lord, so today that is what I am thankful for: my gifts.

What are you thankful for this Thursday?

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Thankful Thursday: I’m Thankful for My Friends

Last week’s Thankful Thursday mentioned my family, so it only makes sense that this week would mention my friends. Another cliche answer, I know, but I am very thankful for my friends: both near and far.

In fact, some of my closest friends, the ones who prayed with me when I needed it most and were most supportive during hard times, are those who live states away from me.

You don’t have to live close to one another or see each other often to be good friends. A friend is simply someone who accepts you for who you are, wants the best for you and supports you in whatever way he or she can – even when the going gets tough.

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What are you thankful for this Thursday?

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Thankful Thursday: I’m Thankful for My Family

It’s been a week of new beginnings here on my blog. I migrated all my blogs into this one and separated them by category, and I implemented a new feature yesterday called Writing Wednesday. Today I’m adding yet another feature that I’ll call Thankful Thursday.

Basically every Thursday, I’ll write about something that I’m thankful to God for. Not only will it be a good writing exercise for me, but (most importantly) it’ll help me to remember all that I have to thank God for.

Today I’m going to start with the quintessential, “I’m thankful for my family.”

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My parents, sibling, sister-in-law, niece, nephew, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins are all wonderful and supportive. I couldn’t ask for a better family, and I know I’m very blessed to have them. There was once a time when I took them for granted, and I missed out on so much when I lived states away from them, but like the father of the prodigal son, they welcomed me back with open arms when I returned home.

I know that not everyone is blessed to have such a family as mine, and I thank God for allowing me to be a part of such a loving family that practices love and forgiveness.

What about you? What are you thankful for this Thursday? Please feel free to leave your answers in the comments below.