Thankfulness

I spent a lot of time thinking about this today.  Of course, there are lots of things I am thankful for, but I wanted to name something less tangible.  Thankful that Spring is coming and the weather is turning nice.  Thankful that Winter is almost over and that it wasn’t as bad this year as it’s been in years past.  Thankful for all the blessings we have in our life – namely our children and our marriage.

But I realized that one of the things I’m thankful for is the opportunity to give back.  There have been plenty of moments in our life that we’ve not been in a position to do that.  Now, we are, and it feels really good to find charities we can support.  It’s not much, but it’s something.  We are even kicking around the idea of committing to a “save the children” type of charity, scary as that is.  We are all too familiar with how tenuous life can be and how things can change in an instant, so being able to commit to something like that is a huge deal for us, not just financially, but emotionally too. 

So today I am thankful to give.  God has blessed us, brought us to this place, and to be able to share that, even a little, is a beautiful thing. 

How about you?  What are you thankful for today?

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