I have been reading the book of Job. At 5 in the morning, trying to understand it gives me a bit of a headache, but I am thankful for the Holy Spirit and the various commentaries that help me muddle through.
You know what else reading through Job's trails makes me thankful for? My health (such as it is) yes, but right now it makes me enormously greatful for my FRIENDS. The wise, Godly friends the Lord has brought into my life over the last few years. Friends that will admonish me, encourage me, love me, uplift me and pray for me. Friends whose wisdom and advice is steeped in the Word of God and whispered to me with an outpouring of love. Friends who care not only about my life here on earth, but for my everlasting soul.
"Thank you, Lord, for the friends you have sent to help me along my way. They will tell me when my heart is in the wrong and point my thoughts and actions back to You. They encourage and uplift me with Your words. Their wisdom flows from You. They will sit with me when there is nothing to say. They will laugh with me and cry with me all while praising Your name and Your holiness. They are my Godly gifts. Thank you, Lord, for not sending me Job's friends."
If you have amazing, wonderful friends that you LOVE, repost this note with your own thankful thoughts. If you don't do this in 3 minutes, ...wait, NO, just kidding--I hate those things! They make me want to hurl my computer through the nearest window while screaming.
Praying that this day is beautiful and blessed for both you and me.