8 Things to Be Thankful For

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It’s November, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you’ll probably see many people taking a “Thankful” challenge on Facebook. You’ll tons of posts on Thanksgiving about the things that your Facebook Friends are thankful for. And who knows, maybe you’re doing one of those challenges. Either way, we wanted to share with you 8 things that you can be thankful for this year.

1. Laughter

Happy BabyLaughter really is medicine for the soul. How many time do we take laughter and fun for granted? (Psalm 126:2-3)

2. Friends

Small GroupIt’s it pretty amazing having friends nearby to be there for you when you need a shoulder to cry on or someone to rejoice with! (Proverbs 18:24)

3. Family

FamilyGod placed us in our family for a reason. Some people may not have their family around, or may be they don’t even know their family. So, be thankful for yours. And hey, sometimes even our friends become family.

4. Freedom

broken-chains1As American’s we have so many freedoms, people in other countries don’t even have the chance to worship God because it’s illegal. We have the freedom to vote for our leaders. We are free from human trafficking. We have the freedom to make our own choices. We are free from our sins. Don’t take that lightly.

5. Food

thanksgiving-dinnerMany of us will have a large feast on Thanksgiving, while others struggle to provide for their families. Be thankful you have a meal to eat tonight!

6. Nature

fallWhen is the last time you were up before the sun and watched the sun rise? Or watched a sunset? When is the last time your drove around and just took in all the scenery? Especially now when the leaves are changing. It’s amazing to see God’s craftsmanship.

7. Music

MusicIsn’t it amazing how music can bring emotions? Or, maybe you were listening to WAY-FM and heard a song that was just perfect for your season of life? It’s definitely something to be thankful for. It may be that message you need to hear right in that moment.

8. God’s Grace

worshipWe saved the best for last. Isn’t it so amazing that God has saved us? Grace is a gift, we can’t earn it, it’s not based on deeds, but it’s only because of God’s love for us. It’s the ultimate gift, a true act of selfless love. This is something we should never cease to be so thankful for. (Ephesians 2:8-10)

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