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  • Writer's pictureDianne Miley

Why I'm Grateful

"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

1 Thessalonians 5:18

I'm grateful that there's not a giant pumpkin on the roof of my car! Because I'd probably forget and go through the drive thru and that would be very messy.

This photo made me laugh, so I just had to share. And it sparked a fun idea.

To mix it up from the blessings we're grateful for, let's share a 'silver lining' kind of gratitude. While being respectful of the wondrous blessings God has given us, why not have some fun with the silly things we don't have to endure.

I'll begin...

I'm grateful to be in my sixties because there's less pressure to wear skinny jeans--especially after Thanksgiving dinner and sampling all the pies!

I"m grateful my yard is full of leaves (so messy!) because it means we have four big magnolia trees and our grandson loves collecting the leaves and seed pods.

I'm grateful I'm not wealthy because my mom always told me, "All rich people do is worry about losing their money."

Sour grapes, but so true!

For anyone who does not know what sour grapes refers to (my daughter-in-law never heard of this!), read Aesop's Fable of the Fox and Sour Grapes HERE.

In all seriousness, I am grateful for faith, family, and friends. I'm grateful for our amazing Lord and all He has done for me [salvation!] and how He continues to bless me and my family.

And so many other things! A wonderful 'new' 75-year-old home, finishing renovations and moving into our new bedroom, bathroom, and office, and family coming for Thanksgiving from near and far. (Happy Dance!)

Just for fun, do you have silver lining or sour grapes gratitude you would like to share?


"Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom [God's] that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,"

Hebrews 12:28 ESV

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love, Dianne

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