Paths of Righteousness

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
he leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.

The Power of Gratitude

Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.
Psalm 100:4-5

2020 has been a tough year but one thing keeping me sane has been reminding myself of the good. Here are a few things I’ve been thankful for this year.

I’m thankful for friends who laugh with me, love me, and tell me when I’m being dumb.

I’m thankful for babies and toddlers and kids and play dates.

I’m thankful for books and words and the magic of the alphabet.

I’m thankful for a job I love where I’m challenged.

I’m thankful for sunshine and flowers and curled, colored leaves.

I’m thankful for chocolate and cookies and tasty food.

I’m thankful for sunrises and sunsets and a gentle breeze rippling on the water.

I’m thankful for music and sound which encourages and revives weary souls.

I’m thankful for quiet and solitude.

I’m thankful for family and not being alone.

I’m thankful for grace and joy and forgiveness.

Most of all I’m thankful for a Savior who sees me and never forgets me even when I forget him.