Thank You Lord! 12-24-09

It's Christmas Eve Lord.

I just need to talk a few moments with You. You know I don't really get into this season. More often than not it really has been Xmas and not Christmas in my eyes. It's not that I don't adore Your gift. I do.

Rene, Peter, Mike, and Cy
Rene, Peter, Mike, and Cy

I just want to thank You for some things and tell you things You already know. I want to thank you for Jesus. I want to thank You for all the compassionate leaders You've sent for thousands of years.Thank You for all the leaders that have adhered to a creed such as "Love the righteous. Have compassion for the distressed."

I want to thank You for my loved ones and friends being well or at peace. I want to thank You for my friends of different faiths who would "love their neighbors as themselves".

I thank You for my friends who are atheists and do not believe in You but would be peacemakers. Thank You for these atheists who unknowingly and enthusiastically apply the "new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another" as Jesus implied, to themselves. Thank You for these "non-believers" who would give to the poor and not "sound a trumpet" about it.

Rene-Mike-Cy

Rene From Holland

Thank You for people from across the world who treat others with kindness, respect, and dignity. Thank You for Europeans, Africans, Asians, Latinos, and people from all origins including the many I cannot even imagine.

Thank You for keeping Your hand on me in what seem the most mundane and fruitless circumstances. Thanks for the loss of my keys, the dead car battery, and other tedious malfunctions just so that I could meet a Russian named Vladimir at my favorite restaurant, share a conversation, and tell him it was one dollar Margarita night. Thanks for Your guidance even if I don't see it.

Thank You for days like today as I ride with inadequate clothing and feel the brutality of Your coldness. Thank You for the cold feet. I'm glad my feet were cold and hurt. Thank You for allowing me to think about those less fortunate, who can't ride at all. Thank you for the pain in my head, my legs, and my lungs.

Rene And Peter

Thank You for these stronger riders today who were better and made me humble.

Thanks for the beautiful scenery!

Thanks for allowing me to share the pictures as well as my thoughts.

Thanks for teaching me of my limitations.

It doesn't matter if people believe as I do.

It doesn't matter if the "season" seems distorted at times.

Men have written and rewritten history. People have been told so many fairy tales.

I just pray that You will continue to keep a hand on me.

Slow me down. Keep me on solid ground. Let me see the truth.                          Allow me to tell it like it is.

Thank you for smooth black-top asphalt.

Thank You for the great nourishment.

Thank you for all faiths, especially my Jewish friends, Ben and Jerry, who invented Chunky Monkey Ice-cream!

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44 comments

prettyunicorn 6 years ago

May God bless you.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Pretty Unicorn. May God bless you too.


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Jess Killmenow 6 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

You have a lot to be thankful for, especially that pace line. Merry, merry, my friend


Bob 6 years ago

Merry Christmas to you too, Michael.

It looks like you got some snow in the piedmont...

I'm here in South Florida with Elisabeth. Bob


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Jess, thank you sir. The "Bob below you is not a "pretender" like me. He's really fast. State Champ several times, blah, blah...

Happy trails fellows!


paule 6 years ago

Merry Christmas Michael and thank you for your kindness, encouragement and passion as you led us on so many wonderful rides. Peace be with you my friend.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Paul. I look forward to being back in the saddle with you. Peace


tj 6 years ago

Maestro, could not have said it any better!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

TJ, Bro, Let's be careful out there- peace out.


not so Dirty Dave 6 years ago

Peace indeed I wish for you. After 29 years I am as certain as can be than I can depend on your love & friendship as you can on mine.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you "Not So". You have much more patience than I do. In so many ways I want to be more like you when I grow up. Thanks


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

hey this is a nice one, good prayers, you covered everything now, I hope your doing good after the bike ride,,,, MERRX MERRY Maita


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you for dropping by. Merry Christmas


kimsey 6 years ago

happy new year


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

I hope you had a lovely Christmas-.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thanks Itakins. You too.


Brynda 6 years ago

They have done studies on the feeling of thankfulness and gratefulness and love in the heart and found that someone 3 feet away behind a wall could actually detect these "vibes" in their own brain. this was years ago, they have a website now, I believe it's called www.heartmath.com

I'm thankful for you spreading good attitudes and peaceful good will. Sorry it took so long to read this!!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thanks Brynda. I'm a little upside down now- no worries.


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Teresa Laurente 6 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

Lovely, just lovely! Words full of love and compassion and mostly gratitude for life and to our maker; most of all, it is coming from the soul. Thank you for this sharing. More power to you Micky Dee.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Teresa. You're very kind. Thanks for reading and loving your neighbor as well. Peace


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan

Loved it! Your heart is so transparent here. You thank God for the good and the bad .. you acknowledge His hand in all things. I love how you use these gorgeous pictures to illustrate. There are not many who would thank God for thier freezing feets ... lol


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aguasilver 6 years ago from Malaga, Spain

I could do with that bike exercise Micky, I tell you its 40 years since I rode a bike!

Good hub, thanks.

John


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thanks Aquasilver. I'm sorry you haven't been riding in 40 years. I've ridden for almost 40 years. Thanks for stopping by. See you at your place!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Mekenzie. You have a heart of gold. I appreciate your coming by and commenting once again!


poetlorraine 6 years ago

amen, lovley lovely hub how did i miss it ....... thanks a lot.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Poetlorraine. Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. Thank you dear!


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msorensson 6 years ago

One of my friends today asked me who will take care of me when I am old as I told her I told my son he does not have to take care of me.

I said "God always takes care of us"

Yes, we are blessed.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

You're right Melinda. Thank you for dropping by. You take care!


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Micky,

This was absolutely lovely.

I read a book...don't remember the title now...where a nun thanked God for the horrific fleas that kept the guards from coming in to the women's quarters of a concentration camp. The reason? A Bible had been smuggled in and they could read it without fear of discovery. It brought them comfort during that horrific time when so many lost their lives.

Not exactly at the same level...but being thankful for your cold feet brought back this memory of the book.

You expressed so many of the feelings that I share. Loved this hub!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Peggy. You do such fine work! I really admire the way you can put the pictures, the post-cards, the videos, and the thoughts as well as all else that goes into your hubs. You are super! Thanks!


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zzron 6 years ago from Houston, TX.

Absolutely fabulous, praise the Lord. Rejoice in the day the Lord has made.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you very much zzron! Let's rejoice in the day and be good to one another!


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meow48 6 years ago from usa

thanks so much for this... i think god reveals himself to everyone in his own way, and reveals himself thru his creations and creatures in his own way. who can argue with that? take care and thanks again for such an inspiring hub.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

God's people come in all forms. Thank you Meow!


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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

so rare to find prayers of thanksgiving for things that are so important that most believers forget or wont pray for. Thank you my Dear for giving thanks for those who matter because they abide by the golden rule. You are a true believer, you understand truth. `imi pono aloha oe


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

aloha my Dear! `imi pono aloha oe


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noorenaz 5 years ago from MAURITUS

Thank you Lord. :-)

nice hub dear..

keep in touch. tc.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Thank You Lord- for noorenaz! God bless noorenaz! Thank you my Dear!


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nicomp 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

Thank you Lord for people to ride with. Cycling is a solitary activity performed in groups. Great hub!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Yo nicomp! God bless! Ride on and write on!


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liswilliams 5 years ago from South Africa

Thank you to my friend, Micky Dee! :)


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

This is one of your very best Micky. I read it twice and am saving it to pass on to a few people who will really appreciate and need this hub. The pictures are terrific. May I say that I love, love, love your attitude. We are all God's kids, regardless of our personal and religious beliefs. "Love one another, as I have loved you"...powerful and rewarding! Thank you, my magnificent Micky. God Bless.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

God bless Lis.

Hi vocalcoach! Yes Ma'am. I think you can see so clearly. God bless you Dear.


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