It is America's Thanksgiving Day tonight, 25th of Nov and there's a trending in Twitter now, #IamThankful and while going through tweets I thought of the same. What I am thankful for this year? Whew, I would have the longest list. One that tops my list would be the life extension the Lord has given to my parents. You see they are on their 60s already and my father had his 2nd stroke but there is no physical sign that he had. He is old yes but no facial droop or slurred speech. The only thing that was affected was his memory. He forgets but not totally forget everything. Well, I am forgetful too even without experiencing a stroke! LOL With that said, I am grateful that my father is still with us and my mom is still healthy.
Next would be our life here in Singapore. I am thankful that we are able to enjoy our earnings and still able to save and give.
I am thankful that the Lord has used me for His ministry. It was my heart's desire to be used in church, I used to sing, play the piano, dance, teach the kids, etc at Church but I haven't done any of those now. I can't definitely sing on the stage during praise and worship because my daughter would surely love to join us on stage. My husband plays the guitar and sometimes song leads so I think it's just ideal for both of us to sing for the glory of the King, together. Well, nevertheless, the Lord gave me a little responsibility, to prepare everyone's dinner after each service. I will also be the narrator on our upcoming Youth on Fire event this 5th of Dec. Nice start!
I am thankful for a lot of things. Our jobs, they are stable now. My daughter's nanny, whom we can trust 100% and who loves my daughter as well. She is indeed a blessing. I am thankful for my husband who still spoil me with everything. I am thankful for my friends who are always there to talk to me and listen to my sometimes non sense stories.
I am grateful for my daughter who is healthy everyday. She grows fast and smart. I am thankful that she let us feel complete, and inspire us to be better and do better.
I am thankful that I am able to pay my credit card bill in full though right now we are on financial crisis because of me! LOL. I am thankful that I don't have insomia! That I always feel sleepy. Still I envy those who falls asleep easily everywhere, even with just sitting on a chair.
I am thankful of the negative things that happen between me and other people. I was able to sit down, keep quiet and analyze what's happening and what went wrong. I realized that I don't have control over it so I am happy that I was again able to talk to God about it and thank Him for comforting me and telling me everything is gonna be okay so my heart is okay now.
I have a lot more to be thankful for. I can consume the whole day writing them down. LOL. Since all these are His will, I will just always be thankful. So with all my heart, thank you Lord for everything and I love you.
"give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV