Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Count Your Blessings

Sometimes I’m so caught up in the day-to-day bustle of life that I forget how very blessed I am. The holiday season is a time to reflect…and hopefully take a moment to slow down long enough to draw a breath, step back, and count the many blessings that fill my life.

I’m thankful for a loving husband—a man with whom a share a real-life romance filled with love and laughter, adventure and fun (I tell my husband he’s cheap entertainment). Tim supports and encourages my passion for sharing the written word. I’m so thankful God brought him into my life.

I’m thankful for my daughter, Danni, who has grown into a beautiful young woman. Danni illuminates my life with her loving, generous spirit. She’s friend to everyone, and has a special place in her heart for the elderly and the hurting. She is truly a blessing to me.

My friends, especially my precious writing friends, are a reason to give thanks. These wonderful people completely understand when I mention the ‘voices’ that speak to me while I’m writing. I love them dearly.

But, most of all, I am thankful for my Lord and Savior, who has given all of this and more to me. What an amazing blessing to know His love and grace are never-ending.

So, as this holiday season begins, I wish you blessings and peace, dear friends. May you take a moment to draw a breath, step back, and count the many blessings that fill your life.


Marianne Evans said...

Amen, Mary - and what a wonderful post! God bless you abundantly, dear friend, and keep up the great work in HIS name!! :-)

Donna B said...

Praise God! I'm thankful and counting my blessings also. I pray God blesses all of our friends in Christ in this Holy-day season.

Mary Manners said...

Thanks so much Marianne and Donna. I prefer to call Black Friday a Day of Light instead...the beginning of the season to celebrate the birth of our blessed Savior!

May God bless you both this holiday season.

Robin Bayne said...

Great reminder!