Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound!They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your countenance.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
He brought out His people with joy,His chosen ones with gladness.
Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials
Thanksgiving isn’t until next week however (a fancy “but”), I want to start the festivities. (Also, I am not starting to celebrate Christmas until Thanksgiving has come and gone….Thanksgiving is being overlooked. Before we can receive a King-Jesus- we must enter in with Thanksgiving)
Joy is from the Lord and happiness is somewhat fleeting. Here are some things that I am very thankful for that bring me much Joy (in no particular order):
Sam and Evan – these little guys are hilarious.
Ellie’s laugh (she had a really deep laugh for a 4 month old – it is quiet funny)
Here are some things I am thankful for that make me happy:
A good cup of coffee (If I am making coffee at home, Cafe Ole Texas Pecan from H.E.B. )
My new insulated coffee press from Starbucks (birthday gift)
A good (well-written, insightful, interesting, adventurous) book
Pajama days (you know the days you stay in your pajamas all day)
A good sale at Ann Taylor or Banana Republic
Parking favor (the good spot next to the door – God knows!)
Money that comes in unexpectedly (you know – money we didn’t put in the budget!! It’s a Dave Ramsey thing)
What are you Thankful for?