My 1st entry into Debe Maxwell, CRS November Gratitude Challenge is that I'm thankful for knowing who to thank.
Having had what I think were Christian parents growing up I'm a little surprised that when I look back that they perpetuated some of the common myths about luck to their children. I'm glad I never have clouded my children's minds with such superstitions. You know: find a penny, a four leaf clover, a horse shoe, and my favorite... the appendage of a leporidae (a rabbit's foot) and you will have good luck.
I actually owned a couple of rabbits feet during my childhood. What a horrible thing to think about. What sadist came up with that one?
Some 42 years ago I came to the realization that all thanks be to God. Now your god or devine being may not be the same as mine but I know who mine is without a doubt and there is a multitude of materials that help me discover more about Him every day. Even though I own volume upon volume of materials about him I really can learn all I need from just one book and I'm grateful for that.
Of course I am also grateful to many people (if you read my last post I'm extrememly grateful to and for Active Rainer Jerry Newman ). I'm also grateful for many organizations like the church I attend, The Red Cross, Goodwill, the Salvation Army, and many more as well. I'm grateful for many businesses including Active Rain (you did know this blog site is a business didn't you).
In the end it all comes down to my being greatful to the one being who's voice was a BIG BANG in a void. That voice spoke the universe into a perfect existance... not a chatoic mass of premortal slime that became the world we know today. Because I've taken the time to listen to his voice and to look at all he has made I know who I am talking to every single day when I lift my voice in gratitude towards the heavens.