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The Gift of Thanksgiving

Updated on September 25, 2013

The Gift of Life

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Being thankful and grateful is an everyday mindset. For me I am thankful for every new day that I see. I have learned that life should not be taken for granted, and it is a blessing for every new day that we see. Every since 2005 when I had an aneursym my life has greatly changed. Things I am most thankful for on today is the life that God gives each and every one of us.

God has given me the gift of life, and I am thankful for the opportunity to expience his goodness in my life. With everyday I try to make a difference in someone else's life which is my way of showing my gratefulness. No matter if it is something just as small as giving someone a compliment seeing them smile is a blessing.

Thanksgiving Gifts

  • The gift of happiness - happiness is a gift if you realize it can belong to you everyday. No one can steal your happiness unless you allow them to. No matter what happens in life we can make a choice to be happy. We never will understand why somethings happen in our life, but there is always a bigger picture. I am thankful for my new outlook on life to chose to be happy everyday even when something goes wrong. Understanding that happiness is a state of being is a blessing. Knowing that happiness comes from within our hearts and spirit is also a blessing. I am thankful for the gift of happiness.


The Gift of Joy

  • Knowing the gift of joy is an awesome experience.  If you have ever had a day without joy think about how you felt that day, now imagine feeling that way day after day after day.  To know joy, and to have it is a gift and a blessing for this I am thankful. 

The Gift of Shelter

  • Having a place to call home is a blessing. If someone has experienced being homeless they will understand what a blessing it is to have a place called home. During the years when I was homeless I thought I dreamed of having somewhere to live. Having the aneursym I lost my apartment, and had to live from shelter to shelter. Living from place to place is very uncomfortable, and unhealthy. This day I am thankful God has blessed me with a place I can call my own. Being able to have a key that goes to my own front door is a blessing. When I look and see others living on the street with no place to go my heart goes out to them. Chicago has a tremendous housing problem. If I had not gonen through the process of looking for shelter I would have never known first hand what a big problem it is in Chicago with housing. This day I thank God for a safe place to sleep at night.



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  • Rpenafiel profile image


    7 years ago from United States

    Great hub! We should really keep with us a grateful heart at all times.

  • adrienne2 profile imageAUTHOR

    Adrienne F Manson 

    8 years ago from Atlanta

    Hi Einron, Yes it is good to be thankful to God. I have learned to be grateful, and thankful the peace that come with being grateful is also a blessing. Thank you for taking the time to comment of my thanksgiving hub.

  • einron profile image


    8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

    It's so good to be thankful to God for the gift of life, shelter, and joy. You have shown your appreciation of the love of God and God has rewarded you.

    God bless.


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