Thanx #7

In spite of the fact that I spend far more time griping than giving thanks, there are far more things to be grateful for than to complain about.  Such wasted energy.

I could have one of these posts on a daily basis, but that would be too easy.  Plus, many of these blessings (“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights…”) come over and over again.  There is no reason to take something for granted just because it comes every day, be it breath, love, or daily bread.  Those things are not a given in most of this world.

Here are a few that come to mind today:

  1. Peter’s first letter,
  2. Free dinner at Morton’s Steak House on the Seaport,
  3. MS Cure meetings,
  4. My son taking good care of my father (talk about a role reversal!),
  5. My son-in-law investigating third world toilets,
  6. Adele,
  7. Meeting alone with God,
  8. She Who Must Be Loved,
  9. Going to the Patriot’s game on New Year’s Day,
  10. Going to the Patriot’s game on New Year’s Day with my daughter,
  11. Going to the Patriot’s game on an incredibly warm New Year’s Day with my daughter, sitting in the Putnam Club and watching them win,
  12. Having small children with us on Christmas morning,
  13. Small children,
  14. The mildest winter I can remember,
  15. Patriots AFC Champs,
  16. The upcoming trivia fundraiser (you’ll hear plenty more about this over time),
  17. My support group,
  18. Domino’s and discussion at Living Waters Center of Hope,
  19. A nephew who is a budding young performer,
  20. Praying with Mark at Living Waters,
  21. A Christmas Eve open house tradition,
  22. Sarah’s Key and The Human Resources Manager,
  23. Jesus.

The Last is and shall be First.

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About rickconti

It's not about me, remember?
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One Response to Thanx #7

  1. Nikki says:

    Gratitude is certainly a gift in and of itself! Thank you for having us there for much of Christmas morning. We loved it, and so did the boys.

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