Thankful Thursdays are a rare moment during which the only thing I focus on are my points of blessings – of things I never even knew I wanted but received from the Creator anyway, in answer to my heart’s cry. And, more importantly, of things that are often times forgotten as I focus on what’s missing instead of what’s present. Not today.
I received a phone call yesterday for which I will be forever thankful.
The conversation reminded me to live absolutely each and every moment to the fullest, reminding those around me of my love for them, my appreciation for them, and my thankfulness to the Creator for placing them in my life.
Because, life is short and fleeting, and tomorrow may never come. And when that happens, I need to know that I lived every moment as if it were my last with words of thanksgiving, praise, and love on my lips.
Having a Marine return home in dress blues, rather than in cammies can – and will – absolutely shake one’s world, but it is what is done with the next moments of life that speaks volumes to the person they are.
I am ridiculously thankful to have been reminded of those truths and to be living life with that perspective.
And now, on to dancing the day away….
(If you would like to join me on this journey, I’d love to provide a link to your gratitude project on my blog, so let me know! I’m sure we all have a lot to teach each other about thankfulness!.)