Posts Tagged ‘Thankfulness’
In 1974, William DeVaughn had a song titled, “Be Thankful for what you got!” At the time, we sang and hand danced to the song not knowing the true meaning of its lyrics. The greater our life experiences, the wiser we become. DeVaughn’s lyrics (below) reflected the times, but the meaning extended beyond the seventies. It’s relevancy is timeless!
“Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac
TV antennas in the back
You may not have a car at all
But remember brothers and sisters
You can still stand tall.
Just be thankful for what you got.”
Yes, we should be thankful and be grateful for what we have; not what we don’t have!
We have more than enough compared to many.
Our blessings are over flowing compared to some.
If you need a reminder, you don’t have to look far … just look around!
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The past couple of months have been emotionally draining. So today, on this last Sunday in July 2016, I lovingly and gratefully say, “Thank you Lord! Thank you for your covering, your grace, your love, your mercy, and your protection for my family and me.
My list of thanks… is never ending; it goes on and on, but merciful Lord, I know that you can read my heart. I know Lord that you know what my thoughts are before I conceive them. I know that you know the words that I am about to utter before they exit my mouth! So, thank you Lord for being there; never leaving my side. Thank you Lord for a loving daughter named Phoebe; a protective son that I named David and call Scooter; an adorable grandson, my very own King David; a stand by my side Mother, Miss Phoebe; a caring family; and multitudes of special friends!
Thank you for removing people from my life who need not be there so that the doors can be opened to receive goodness. I am so grateful that my heart and mind acknowledge what my eyes saw before but refused to accept. I know that my heart may sometimes ache, but that you will be my comforter. Truly, I am blessed; too blessed to be stressed! Hallelujah! Thank you for teaching me how to love, how to forgive, how to shake the dust off my feet and move on! I know that I am work in progress, but I also know that I travel the road not alone as you are on the journey with me. Thank you Lord for life; thank you everything!”
Happy Sunday to my followers. Blessings!
Where is your memory? How could you say that? It’s disgraceful to even ask, “What have you done for me lately?” Everyone witnessed and saw the assistance that you received! Did you forget? “No, I didn’t, but that is history!” Understand this: History is the foundation; the first ingredient builds it all. However, for those who believe in the now moment and not the yesterday benefits, they see not the past. Verily, verily, I say unto you, “If you are not thankful for what people did for you yesterday, you will definitely lose out today and tomorrow! Appreciation, thankfulness, and thoughtfulness go far! If you don’t believe me, ask Miss Jackson. She will set the record straight! “Ooh, ooh, ooh, yeah!”
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Today is Thanksgiving! Thank you Heavenly Father! As we cook, bless the meal, and enjoy the day off, it is a joyous time of reflection. Oh yes … Thanksgiving is more than a day of the huge feast – turkey, ham, dressing, cakes, and pies; though the delectable food is yummy to our tummies! It is a day to be thankful – thankful for life, loved ones, family, friends, and the amenities of living! Recognized as one of the busiest travel times, many people travel near and far to be with and share time with people that they love. Kindred spirits are the order of the day. On the flip side, the holidays can be a lonely time for some! Some people are not as fortunate to have people who sincerely and lovingly care about them in their lives. So this holiday season, let’s share our fortunes of love, kindness, and resources with others. Give financial blessings and blessings of your time. Let not your love be superficial; ignoring the needs of others. Turning your head is not an option. God will see you if you do. Let your love be overflowing like a cornucopia. I am sure that the recipients of your generosity will be thankful! For certain, you would have left them better than you found them! That feeling should fill your soul as much as the Thanksgiving meal filled your tummy! Happy Thanksgiving!
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