....and I'm not talking about Christmas.
What's on your "Thank You, Father" list this Thanksgiving?
For starters how about....
Thank You for sending Your Son to save us from our sins.
Thank You for our parents and the gift of life. May we use it to know You, love You, and serve You.
Thank You for the Church and our Holy Father so we aren't spiritual orphans in this wicked world.
Thank You for the Blessed Virgin Mary who intercedes for us in all our trials.
Thank You for our guardian angels and patron saints who serve as our trail guides on the journey through life..
Thank You for all Your gifts and please give us the desire to share them generously with others. Thank You for the roofs over our heads, the food in our pantries, and the clothes we wear. Help us never to focus on those gifts more than on the giver.
Thank You for the gifts money can't buy: sunshine, rain, the lilies of the field and the birds of the air, for butterflies and pets, for children's laughter and babies' smiles.
Thank You for the gift of health to walk, run, and play and the gift of illness and physical challenges to teach us humility and how to suffer for the good of ourselves and others.
Thank You for the company of family and friends, for conversations and the silence of just being together. Thank You for grandchildren.Well, that's my starter list. What a different world we might live in if everybody started their days with a "thank you list." What's on yours?
And thank You for this day with all its untried possibilities.