Truly Thankful…

In the past several years I’ve read several blogs. Okay, so several doesn’t exactly cover the total amount of blogs by other people I’ve read, or followed, or skimmed. Many people have written about the things in life they are most thankful for and I thought it was high time I do the same. I’m going to offer up three at a time. Post your comments or leave me a link to check our what you are thankful for! I’d love to hear from you all.

1.  The ability, want and choice to read. Maybe these are multiple “thankful’s” in one, however, I feel that just because one has the ability to read they also need to have the want and choice to read. Not every country allows it’s citizens the free choice to read whatever they choose. Thankfully, America does. Additionally, not everyone “wants” to read. I’m so thankful that my family instilled into me the want to read and never took books away from me. To this day, I read anything I can get my hands on, and I’m almost certain this has been my greatest chance at further advancement. One can always learn new things from reading.

2.  The ability to grow things. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not my grandmother. She has a green thumb, and can get just about anything to grow. I’ve had the same three house plants the majority of my adult life, and thus far *knock on wood* have not killed them. I grow plenty in my herb and vegetable gardens each summer to feed myself, and to give away to those in need. This is why I’m thankful for having the knowledge and ability to grow things.The simple act of giving garden fresh carrots or spaghetti squash fulfills a part of me that is always crying out to help others in any way I can.

3.  The knowledge that I lack patience and the ability to make a change. Patience is definitely a virtue. I think we all need to learn a little more patience in our lives. Even if it’s just patience while waiting at a stop light, with our children, our elderly, ourselves…. When I feel as if my patience is wearing thin, I remember these bible verses.

Galatians 6:9
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. – This really is my favorite!

Proverbs 15:18
A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.

So that’s my three for today. What are yours? How do you handle your patience or impatience?

Have a wild MINI SKIRT of a day!

Jenny

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