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alphabet of thanks, “Z

(I doubt there are too many of you reading blogs today. After all, it’s Black Friday and you’re either comatose from over-eating yesterday or you’re out shopping. After all, today is the official kick-off for the Holiday Season. I hope you’re having fun. But if you take a break I hope you finish up the alphabet today and read this final post.)

Yea, I did it!!!! I’m at “Z”. Just in time for wrapping up some Christmas shopping and finish my wrapping.

I am in the “ZONE”.

I am so grateful for the times I find myself here.

Many times “zoning out” is considering a negative but that is not true. We all need to find that special activity that puts us in the “zone”.

For my husband, it’s fly fishing. He loses all track of time when he’s fishing.

For me, it’s a number of activities, blogging, reading, painting, “putzing”. I’m always sad to meet someone who has never experienced being in this wonderful free-floating, relaxing, totally peaceful state of being.

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It’s great to lose track of time. It’s what rests our mind, our emotions, and our body. It’s exactly what Psalm 45:10 means:

Be still and know I am God.

Or Psalm 23:

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul. 

(Is this not a picture of the “zone”, I don’t know what is.)

This Holiday Season is officially here. If ever there was a time to get into the “zone”, it’s during these next few weeks.

I hope you find yours.

God bless and have a wonderful day.

ps. I might take a break for a couple of days. Just so you know.

pss. Aren’t you wondering how this series didn’t last until the 26th of November considering there are 26 letters of the alphabet? It’s because, in the first week, I accidentally posted two letters in one day. I blame it on the kitten.

 

yellow lights

alphabet of thanks, “Y”

Today I’m grateful for YELLOW LIGHTS.

Actually, I wish there were yellow lights for more than just cars.

I mean wouldn’t it be great if every time we started to eat that extra cookie, or that extra piece of pizza, a yellow light would come on to warn us of impending danger?

How about a yellow light that went off in our brain every time we started to say or do something stupid? I mean wouldn’t that be wonderful and think of all the anguish it would prevent us from feeling?

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But, of course, we do have yellow lights, especially if we’re followers of Christ. It’s called the Bible.

And if I were forced to come up with one only book in the Bible that gives us pretty much all the “yellow lights” we need, it would be the book of Proverbs. That’s why I read it every day.

It provides “yellow lights” for our words and our ways. There are “yellow lights” that warn us to slow down because we’re on the wrong path. “Yellow lights” about drinking, laziness, etc. But just like the yellow lights we sometimes race through at an intersection, we race through these as well. And just like those real yellow lights, ignoring them can prove to be disastrous.

So the next time you see those yellow lights, remind yourself that they are there for your protection and everyone else’s. And the same is true of God’s word.

Those “yellow lights” in Proverbs are there for our protection and, yes, the protection of those around us. Remember, every wrong move we make almost always affects more than us.

God bless and have a good day.

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alphabet of thanks, “X”

I’m kind of cheating today.

Today I am simply thankful for the letter “X”.

Think about it for a minute.

An “x” often is used to delete something. It’s an editing tool.

And don’t you wish there were some things in your life you could “x” out? I’m sure we all do.

But then “x” can also be used with an “o” and we have “xoxo” which means love and kisses.

So day I’m sending you some “xoxo’s” because it’s Thanksgiving and if you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, you are busy, busy, busy today and you need some love and kisses sent your way.

Today is the

Have a wonderful day and God bless.

Happy Thanksgiving and hope your day is going better than mine.

As you read this, I’m trying to decide what I’ll do for Thanksgiving dinner.

“What”? you ask. “You’re planning Thanksgiving day dinner the morning of? What are you thinking”?

Well, we were planning on heading to the other side of the state and spend Thanksgiving with my daughter and her family.

BUT……..

Hubby is sick. 🙂

First, there’s the diarrhea, nauseousness, and lots of gas. (Ugh!) Then there’s the Costochondritis. You can read about that here.  I think most of you will be too busy to check it out so let’s just say, it’s a miserable condition and the worst part, you can’t predict it and there’s nothing short of painkillers to treat it. It was diagnosed during an emergency hospitalization when we were in Florida a few years ago. It mimics a heart attack and the pain is even worse.

So we were fortunate to get him a doctor’s appointment yesterday. And guess what?

Our doctor was suffering from the exact same symptoms, minus the Costochondritis. In fact, he was heading home to go to bed right after my husband left.  Said he didn’t have a clue what it was.  He ordered some anti-nausea medication. So it’s wait and see.

So you see that’s why I’m thinking about dinner today on the outside chance hubby feels he can eat.

God bless and have a wonderful Thanksgiving day and be grateful for the blessings in your life.

 

PS: I’m so thankful for each of you.

I mean that.

Knowing I might be encouraging even just one of you on any given day, gives me the incentive to continue.

God bless and have a wonderful Thanksgiving day.

 

 

 

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