We should always find something to give thanks for. This year I’d like to give thanks that our holidays are fairly well-compressed into a short time period, rather than some previous years where it seems like things are just never quite over. This year our first present opened was Christmas morning and our last family gathering will be Jan 2. Thank you, Lord.
But seriously, I think this time of year is a time to reflect upon what is past and to look towards the future. We had a couple health scares this year with a few of the kids that, luckily turned out well. However, they were basically a cold slap-in-the-face reminder that I’ve not thanked the Lord nearly enough for how well we’ve had it. For the most part, we’ve all been healthy and happy and had plenty of “stuff” to keep us occupied. Not everyone in this world has had it so easy this year or in years past, and I’m going to try and remember that each and every day of this new year.