1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his [a] ;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
--How much I have grown and changed in the past year. I don't know how visible it is to others, but I am so thankful that God reaches back to me when I reach out to Him, and lifts me out of myself.
--My family, whom I am driving 8 hours to see tomorrow. I love them so much, and really, I don't think I could have asked for better parents.
--My old friends, those who know me best, most of whom are far away. *sends hugs*
--My new friends (waves to sarcasticval), and online-friends-turned-RL-friends (blows kisses to kalquessa), and the excitement of getting to know cool people like them.
--That I have now been told by a good man that he loves me. (Sorry, no details; but for that moment alone I am utterly grateful.)
--For my DVR. *g*
--For used bookstores and bookstore purchasing credit!
--For the internet and for email, keeping me connected with the ones I love.
--For everyone who reads my fan fiction, especially those who take the time to tell me so. *hearts you all, especially lyraskye14*
--For my writer's group, and my betas feliciakw and mistraltoes, and for fellow writer ladybrick, who have all helped me keep on track with my writing this year, and been so deeply encouraging to me.
--For my health, which is so good, despite a scare earlier this year. God has blessed me far beyond what I deserve, I know that.
--For the sharing of stories, mine and others, fiction and not, books and TV; for the sharing of thoughts and words and images and character (and pretty faces like Jensen Ackles--hey, this is my thanksgiving post and I can thank God for making beautiful men, can't I?).
--For those who listen, and who allow me to listen to them, and hear them.
--For the house I live in with my 3 human roommates and two feline ones.
--For my mind, my ability to think and articulate; for my heart, my ability to feel and empathize. For myself. For who God is making me. May it only continue.
May today be a blessed one for you all, even those who are only having a regular day today, work and all. Peace and grace to you.