” Giving Thanks”

Greetings to all ! Today is a day to reflect and give Thanks for all our Blessings and those we Love and those who Love us.

It is a day to ” let go ” of stressors, relax, and break bread with family, neighbors, or if alone…spend the day Giving Thanks to God for being alive and for the day with Him. for If you are having kinda a down day ..please top and reflect and you will see whatever troubles have come your way, they didn’t come to stay. smile  Then get out and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Nature and soak it all in.  I spent some time reflecting and thinking on all I am Thankful for this morning and it sure did give me a Lift. Not only because it drew attention to all my blessing but, it revealed just How Much God has protected me, guided me, and brought me thru to the other side. It reminded me how Much God loves me and how much love I have in my life. I AM Blessed! and oh so Thankful for all He’s done and so Thankful for all the lovely people He has brought across my path over the years.

I was reminded how ” As a man thinketh so is he/she”. How blessed I am to be able to Choose Good things when darkness tries to surround me, His Word and Love it right there to kick that ole darkness to the curb.  How when I focus on God’s Love, Mercy, Grace, Compassion, and so much more – then share those Ways of Love; this is how the chains of darkness are broken. How in Thankfulness and Praise I am reminded, ” I AM a child of the most high God and can Never be a permanent slave to any negative bondage the world may throw my way”  Even if bound for a moment…I can Choose to seek God, pray, give thanks, and it isn’t long His Light shines brightly and Love comes my way.  So,Stop…Give Thanks and Praise then watch God work in your life and the lives of others.

Yep, God’s Teachings are to keep us Free and our Choices lead us to the road of Freedom Like KO says:  ” Choose Good things”  Look around at all your Blessings! Embrace them & as The Word says: ” in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” Thessalonians 5:18

May you enjoy these words & quotes of thankfulness from many faiths & various people.

“God had proclaimed: if you give thank, I will give you more; and if you deny my favours, my punishment will be dire.” (Surah 14, Ayat 7).

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”
Oprah Winfrey

“Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighborhood of despair. Even when all doors remain closed, God will open up a new path only for you. Be thankful!”
Elif Shafak, The Forty Rules of Love    

“Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.”
A.W. Tozer

“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.”
Todd Stocker

Did you know there are 2 ways to say Thank You in Hindi ? Shukriya and Dhanyavad

“I may not be where I want to be but I’m thankful for not being where I used to be.”
Habeeb Akande

And last I share this website and a few words from it. Reach for a level where everything is for the good.  http://www.jewishpathways.com/mussar-program/gratitude

Today I pray God’s hand of Love thrives within you and like William Wordsworth says  “Rest and be thankful.”   Hugs to all. Renee’


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