Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it! I figured the best way to go about tonight’s blog would be to go generic. Why not descibe some things I’m thankful for, right?
First and foremost, I’m thankful for Jesus Christ. To me, He is many things; God, Savior, Friend, The Creator. I could fill this whole post with just His names, but I want to express my thanks for the things He has made and done for me. For one thing, I can’t thank Him enough for His forgiveness, and saving me (and the rest of the world, for that matter) from sin. I’m thankful for His endless love, His goodness, and the fullness my heart receives when I pursue Him.
I’m thankful for the family I was born into, and the family I continue to adopt in Christ. I’m thankful for my awesome parents and how they’ve provided for me all my life. I’m thankful for my two older sisters, whom, despite the regular distance between all of us, have always helped me grow as a person.
I’m thankful for friends. Best friends, semi-close friends, acquaintances, anyone I come into contact with who doesn’t immediately try to kill me. I’m always learning, and anyone who treats me with either respect or disrespect is going to teach me something. Those who show me love, whom I love, I am most thankful for. I can’t imagine a life without any friends. They help me stay who I am, and help me keep from being who I shouldn’t be.
I am thankful for music. My ability to hear it, my ability to make it. Metal music is my favorite, but I can enjoy anything with a pleasant tune and/or agreeable lyrics. God really knew what He was doing when He blessed mankind with the means and talents to create such wonderful sounds.
I’m also thankful for art in general, all sorts. Again, being able to make art is great. If I had no way to express some of the things on my mind, I feel like my head would probably explode. That goes for drawing, writing, anything one may call art. I hope my art and writing can inspire anyone else as much as the world’s has inspired me.
I’m thankful for my cat. Because… why shouldn’t I be thankful for my cat?
I’m thankful for the miracle of technology. For computers, cell phones, video games, internet, webcams, photography, television, refrigerators, toilets! I was lucky enough to live in a generation which got to see the arrival of a whole world of technology that people twenty years ago weren’t exposed to and people twenty years from now will think is prehistoric. Without Facebook –without internet!- I wouldn’t have gotten my first few stories published, nor would I have met a great community of writer-friends in the process of starting my career. I have access to so many people near and far with today’s technology, and for that, I am thankful.
I am thankful for nourishment. Food, drinks, caffeine. I try not to overindulge myself, but I sure do like being able to eat what I want, when I want, how I want.
I’m thankful for sleep, and for dreams. Dreams make sleep fun, and sleep makes me… normal?
I’m thankful for pillows and blankets.
I’m thankful for clothes. I like being warm, and I like being stylish.
I’m thankful for my ability to grow a beard.
I’m thankful for Bruce Willis movies, ‘cause he’s awesome.
I’m thankful for Godzilla.
I’m thankful for hugs and kisses.
I’m thankful for new places to travel.
I’m thankful for mysteries and adventures.
I’m thankful for books, reading, information, words and eyeballs.
I’m thankful for glasses. Having to wear them is a drag, but they keep my world from looking like a messy, blurry blob.
I’m thankful for fingernails. You never notice how useful they are until you let them grow a little bit.
I’m thankful for trees. They help us breathe, they’re pretty, and climbing on them is fun.
I’m thankful for comfy chairs.
I’m thankful for animals. All of them. Well, maybe all of them except for mosquitoes.
I’m thankful for transportation. Cars, boats, planes, trains, all that good stuff. Feet are nice too, but they don’t cross oceans very easily.
I’m thankful for senses. How could we do anything without them, you know?
I’m thankful for time limits, and for eternity. Time limits give me a reason to work faster, or slower, to decide when to begin and when to end. And eternity? It gives me a reason to stick around.
Luther D. Powell