Well, here it is, the last day of November, this month of thanksgiving. I’ve enjoyed recalling, noticing and appreciating all that I have. The list goes on… 30 things in 30 days doesn’t at all cover everything for which I’m grateful, but it’s a good start. I thought I’d give a final thanksgiving and then recap my entire month.
So, on this final day of November I am thankful for purpose. God gives us all a purpose. It is up to us to listen to Him, to trust Him and to follow Him so that He can guide us to what it is. I think purpose can shift and change as life passes, what my purpose was yesterday may not be what it is tomorrow. But I know that God will use me for His ultimate purpose and that never changes. So today I’m thankful that I know I have purpose in God’s Kingdom and that while it may not always be clear on a day-to-day basis, I can trust that each and every day is filled with purpose to serve and follow Him.
It is good to remind myself that despite difficult times, I still have so much to be thankful for. Here’s a short list of 30 things…
Day One – for safety, for power, for a warm bed, for a home to come home too each night, for my life.
Day Two – for a healthy mother.
Day Three – for renewing my love of horses.
Day Four – for a wonderful church family.
Day Five – for my feline friends.
Day Six – for the freedom of choice and the right to vote.
Day Seven – for evangelical leaders like Billy Graham.
Day Eight – for my job.
Day Nine – for a couple of good friends.
Day Ten – for my health.
Day Eleven – for the true heroes of this great nation, our veterans.
Day Twelve – for all the creatures of the earth.
Day Thirteen – for frustration.
Day Fourteen – for my dad.
Day Fifteen – for music.
Day Sixteen – for modern medicine.
Day Seventeen – for the special individuals I’ve lost.
Day Eighteen – for memories.
Day Nineteen – for technology and the convenience it brings.
Day Twenty – for the feeling of safety.
Day Twenty-One – for time off from work.
Day Twenty-Two – for an Almighty God.
Day Twenty-Three – for rest.
Day Twenty-Four – for seasons and weather.
Day Twenty-Five – for soreness.
Day Twenty-Six – for good coworkers.
Day Twenty-Seven – for the ability to see.
Day Twenty-Eight – for the ability to dream.
Day Twenty-Nine – for the good that can still be found in people.
Day Thirty – for purpose.