All weekend long, this hymn has been running through my mind. I hummed it as I enjoyed a delicious dinner of roast lamb, mashed potatoes and of course gravy and salad. This was dinner with Emma, Eric, his dad and friends Georgina and Kevin. Of course the “grand-puppies” were there too, gracing everyone with their puppy kisses and excitement!
Yesterday I was able to be at church, enjoying the singing, the visiting and the teaching on gratitude. I have much to be grateful for! Sometimes I get into those whiny moments that are fairly close if not exactly like envy. And yet, God has covered all the bases for me!
I can EAT: I have no allergies to foods (although I feel better if I stay away from some foods!) Food is readily available. I can even take just a few steps away from my computer and enjoy some ripe cherry tomatoes! The grocery stores are filled with food (although getting a fresh chicken or turkey today may be tricky!)
I can PRAY: I live in a country and a city that offers me many opportunities for prayer, worship and learning. I was able to listen to the first segment of Beth Moore’s teaching series on Jeremiah and “Eat. Pray. Love.” and that’s where I got the idea for this blog post. I have friends who encourage me along my journey to becoming the woman God created me to become! Wherever I am, whatever I do I can see His hand and I am grateful!
I can LOVE: I have been blessed with friends and family who I can love. They also love me back, so we are all blessed! Right now I’m preparing an impromptu Thanksgiving dinner. It too is a labour of love – a way of sharing with the people who matter in my life! I can connect with my parents and my daughter – and there are many that I know who don’t have that opportunity. My parents have been married now for about 53 years, while Emma and Eric are just starting out. And I get to love them all!
On this joyful Thanksgiving Day, we don’t need to go far to find opportunties to Eat together, Pray together, and to Love one another!
Have a great day!