This weekend we are turn our thoughts to thankfulness. It’s thanksgiving weekend in Canada. Time to turn our thoughts to the bounty of the land, well that is certainly our first thought as we consider what we are thankful for. But like me you can think of many things to be thankful for – remember the song, Count Your Blessings…name them one by one.
Health, shelter, love, family, friends, living in a land of peace…another great list.
I’m thinking about a third list. This list is harder to define, but I would like to put it under the heading of blessings. This list contains the benefits of growing up in a Christian home, having parents of faith, being surrounded by a loving family, enjoying adventure in life that was character forming, travelling the country, meeting interesting people, reading good books. This list includes living long enough to be a grandfather, having people in my life who encourage me, having friends that are right across this country.
I could go on. The blessings of life seem to flow out of God’s hand to us everyday.
To be clear this does not include wealth – as North American might understand it. But it does include wealth as it relates to experience. And experience is what gives us memories.
So as I think about what I’m thankful about I wonder – what are you thankful for?