......my family-even though i sometimes think they're from another Planet,...
..the good humor enjoyed by reading the 'family' comment above - (and understanding it COMPLETELY)
..for the free will to make my own decisions - even including those that ended with me flat on my face - He allowed me that opportunity to grow and learn.
..for the MANY 'do-overs' He gives us every single day -
in our choice of half empty / half full attitudes, our actions and reactions, choice of how we're going to treat people or allow them to treat us, choice of how we spend our time and energy, choice of mood we can embrace at any given moment. While He has a plan for each of us, He still allows us control over much of how our lives unfold - we can alter or change some of the things that are not working out the way we'd hoped - and He supports us in each step along our journey of faith and love.
...for the people He's put into my path for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. I've been blessed beyond measure!
AND for the many chances I get to spend time with those quality people - such as (shameless plug alert ) during the upcoming Indy Fall Camp Out Oct 11-13! Check the Event page (under the 'more' tab on your home page) for details and sign up asap, deadline is 9/15!)
Great topic, Jerry! The uplifting threads are why I keep coming back into the forums (when I should be doing other things still on my 'to do' list for today!)