The last day of our daily Thanksgiving posts for the month is here. Rebecca Writes hosted this project and I am thankful for her attention to such a worthwhile daily spiritual discipline. Knowing about halfway through the month that I would have to have back surgery had me struggling with the idea of thankful thoughts. I was not thankful at the time that I would need back surgery.
However. The exercise of thinking daily of the small and large things that the Lord provides in His providence, in the ordination of all events whether affliction or blessing, is a necessary one for the believer. Nothing comes to us that does not have His hand upon it. That alone requires our humble thanks.
Today I was thankful for my first long walk outside. Weather alerts are predicting that my area is going to receive a great pounding of a storm so it was nice to be outside in the fresh air before the storm arrives.