It’s Round Robin Photo Challenge time again! Sorry for the delay in posting a completed entry! If you visited earlier and came back, thanks!
Thanksgiving. A day set aside for the sole purpose of giving Thanks. Traditionally that thanks has been directed “upwards” to God. As with other celebratory days that have become diluted and somewhat meaningless due to our western need to scrub any traces of religion from our holidays, Thanksgiving has for many lost its roots. It has become a day of football, and feasting, and Twilight Zone marathons. Now then, sports, and food, and televsion aren’t bad things. No. At worst (without human involvement) they are neutral things (except for food which is a necessity).
I didn’t get to post on Thanksgiving. I was 1) out of town, and 2) my internet service has been out (see yesterday’s post). Today is Round Robin Photo Challenge day and it’s all about “what I’m thankful for”.
I thought this post would be easy. I can come up with a list of a hundred things without even trying for which I am thankful, but how do I capture that in a single photo, or even in two, or three? I couldn’t. So I am simply putting in a picture of a pretty side dish that my cousin Jean served at Thanksgiving dinner at her house in Basalt. Cranberries and raspberries. Not only pretty, but pretty yummy, as was the meal in its entirety.
I am thankful for my family, my friends, my cat, my house, my job, my prosperity, my computer, my cameras, my good health, and my car. I am thankful for what an amazing life I have been privileged to live. For an average small town girl (El Segundo, population 12,000 something at the time) I have had much adventure. I have traveled to the ends of the earth and seen things many only get to read about. I have met fascinating people all over the world. I have people that I have counted as friends on six continents. I am thankful for the lessons, the fun ones and the painful ones, that I have learned along the way. I am thankful for love, and for grief. I am thankful that I can feel both emotions and touch.
And because of all of these things, and because of who He says He is, I am most thankful for God’s love in the sending of His Son to save me from myself and to take me into His family as one of His own. For without the meaning that this has brought to my life, my life would be empty, without meaning, and without reason.
“In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18
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