Why I am Thankful

By Betty Boyd

Betty Boyd 1I am most thankful for having Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in my life. I’m nothing and can do nothing without Jesus Christ. I am thankful that my sole purpose in this world is to serve God and my fellow man.

Throughout my life, I have struggled with being thankful for all God has given me. I am thankful for both the good times and the bad times. The struggles God has put me through have been great life lessons for me. They have opened up my eyes to things I may have otherwise missed.

I’m also thankful for my parents. Even though my mother passed away in 2002, I reflect often, on how I feel her presence when I am struggling or when I am winning. I even have my very private Dad who has started telling me personal stories.

I am thankful for my church family. I am a widow with no children, nor any kinfolk that live in the area.  My family lives on the East and the West coasts respectively. My church family makes me feel closer to God.

I am thankful for my friends that I have made since moving to the Tennessee Valley back in 1994.Without their love and support, the world would be a lonelier place.

I am thankful for the opportunity to be able to write for the Writing Prompts blog. I feel very lucky to be among so talented a group of writers.Bible

I am thankful God gave me this gift and ability to write. I do not take it for granted. The writing I do has opened up a completely new world, that otherwise would have passed me by.

Most of all I am thankful for being alive and I am able to live each day according to God’s will and just by listening, I hope that I can follow the plan that God has for me.

I do not really have a favorite recipe, but I do have a favorite food. My favorite food is chocolate. Especially dark chocolate with all those anti-oxidants that are available. The Ghirardelli line has the best chocolate because of their variety, and I can get it at my local grocery store.

One thought on “Why I am Thankful

  1. I’ve always struggled with thankfulness, too. As a perfectionist I was compelled to compare CONSTANTLY. God has rescued me from that and he did it through my writing (He probably knew He had to sneak up on me).

    I still feel the presence of my father. Sometimes I have vivid dreams around my birthday where he arrives at my back door with a box of Dunkin’ Donuts and says, “Happy birthday, kid.” Can’t wait to see him again.
    Thanks for this post.

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