Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanks

Here we all are, running helter-skelter, to-and-fro, from mom's houese to grandmas to aunties, to cuz's to wifeys... all in a bid to gorge ourselves on the bounteous goodness prepared by the blessed hands of those we love and care about. We rush through our prayers or say grace with a breathless hurry... maybe even peeking at the delicacy-laden table while those holy words are being said... Maybe we're partaking of the relatively chic habit of everyone taking turns around the table and telling everyone what they're thankful for this holiday season...
But how many of us pause everyday to ponder what it is we are truly thankful for? I am thankful for the opportunity to put these words to print. I am thankful that you are here to read them. I am thankful for my family... and yours. I am thankful for my Saviour. I am thankful for my job... especially during these particularly hard economic times. I am thankful that my parents are still with me and in good health. I am thankful that my 16 year-old son doesn't do drugs, has never been shot, has never been arrested... I am thankful that the Lord saw fit to bless me with the ability to write. I am extremely grateful that I was born in a country where the political process is an amazingly peaceful process, and where my fellow Americans had the courage and foresight to vote into the highest office in the land... an African-American man - a situation that I'd sworn many times in my past would not occur in my lifetime! am grateful for every breath I take and for just waking up in the morning because I know that there are so many others that can't or didn't. I am thankful for the opportunity to be thankful. God Bless you all and may you all have a happy, healthy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

1 comment:

Lisa Maria Carroll said...

And the church said, "Amen." Like you, I'm thankful that my son has never been shot or been to jail. Now, that's something to be thankful for.

Many blessings to you and yours.

Lisa