Things for which I’m thankful

Next week is Thanksgiving: Why wait to share all that fills us with gratitude? I’m following Michael Hyatt’s lead and posting about the attitude of gratitude. Today I carried a pocket cross, and I plan to renew my habit of keeping this glass cross in my pocket so that when I reach into my pocket and touch it, I’m reminded to be thankful in the moment.

Colossians 4:2 “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”

  1. Life itself: the very opportunity to live and breathe and worship.
  2. My husband, Mr. H. I’m blessed by his constant presence in my life, and the balance he offers.
  3. My children, who keep me humble.
  4. My talents, the gifts that bless me.
  5. My parents, who raised me to strive for the moon.
  6. My ability to read, discern, question.
  7. My love of reading.
  8. My love of writing.
  9. My prayer group – we meet every Wednesday, 7am, Einstein Bagels.
  10. My church family.
  11. The bounty I’ve received: my home, a full pantry, a full closet; all of my basic needs are met.
  12. Dark chocolate (all luxuries which delight the senses).
  13. Leaders who inspire, such as Michael Hyatt, my priest, my boss, my husband.
  14. My health.
  15. Music, which inspires and entertains, soothing and engaging.
  16. The diversity of gifts found in the community of the body (it’s not all up to me!), and all of my friends, each bringing their gifts to bear.
  17. The freedom found in the society in which I live.
  18. Those who defend the freedom I enjoy.
  19. The promise of the kingdom.
  20. The sacrifice which sanctifies.

About Fran Hart

Disciple of Christ, earning a living as the director of US-based operations for a Taiwanese company, managing an engineering organization while carving out time to write. Wife, Mother, Grandmother.
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2 Responses to Things for which I’m thankful

  1. Lance says:

    I like the fact your prayer group meets at Einstein Bagels. There’s something ironically beautiful about that.

    I don’t like to write these posts but I enjoy reading them. You have a fortunate life.

    • Fran Hart says:

      Thanks, Lance. I am truly blessed. Sometimes I forget that. Making a list helps keep those blessings in mind. You should consider making a list, even if you don’t publish it. Keep an attitude of gratitude! Happy Thanksgiving!