Thankful Thursday

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"And the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which shall be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you; you will find a baby wrapped in cloths, and lying in a manger.' And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitide of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.'" Luke 2:10-14

I am thankful this week for this season of Christmas. First and foremost, a time to celebrate the birth of our Saviour. A time to celebrate the precious gift of eternal life that He gave to us. A gift given of great sacrifice.

After that, I am thankful for all of the many things that come secondary to Jesus' birth. I am thankful for....

~ special time spent with family
~ a time of the year focused on love and giving to others
~ Christmas lights and decorations on the tree
~ beautiful Christmas music
~ Christmas dinner
~ Christmas desserts
~ Christmas Eve services at church
And last, but certainly not least, all of you that visit me here, that leave comments, that pray with me, and that share from your own hearts on your blogs. You all are very special to me and I thank the Lord for this wonderful community that I found this year.

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27 Thoughts Shared:

Lynn said...

Oh Melanie,

Beautiful sentiments for this week. You make me want to squeese you tight with a giant hug. Merry Christmas. I am so very thankful for you.

DeeDee said...

Great list -

Sweet Blessings and Merry Christmas!
DeeDee

God Chaser said...

Thank you for your thoughtful and thankful heart. Be blessed my friend.

God Chaser said...

Thanks to you for your thoughtful and thankful heart. be blessed my friend.

I hope I havn't posted 2x if I did Sorry-couldn't tell what happened

lambofHisflock said...

Merry Christmas! And thank you for sharing your heart.. I was blessed today by your post.

Alicia said...

What a beautiful post!!! I was blessed reading it!!

LAURIE said...

What a lovely TT post. Christmas brings out so much love and joy and I am thankful for the season also. But I am more thankful for the gift of life that Jesus Christ brought to each of us-Blessings, Laurie

Denise said...

Such a lovely post.

Serendipity said...

A lovely post! Thank you for sharing your thankful heart! God bless!

IRENE said...

Dear Melanie,
I loved the way you put things in perspective, giving priority to the most important and life changing, not neglecting the human.
I am thankful for your kindness and your smile. I am blessed to have met you.
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

Nancie said...

Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. Happy Thankful Thursday!

Beth in NC said...

Hi Melanie,

Amen to all of the things you listed! God has given us so much!

Bless you!
Beth

Tammy said...

Amen and thank you Jesus for being the best gift and the reason we celebrate. I am also thankful for all the extras. God is good!

Michele Williams said...

A beautiful post! You are always such a blessing. Thank you for sharing.

Cheryl said...

You have a great thankful post. Hope you and your family have a very Merry CHRISTmas! Happy TT~

Susan said...

Hey Melanie,

This was great. I'm going to be writing about that scripture tomorrow in the Cafe, come by and check it out.

Blessings to you this TT♥

Laurie Ann said...

What a beautiful beautiful post, Melanie! My heart echoes yours here. Oh, are we a blessed people or what?!

Thanks for the prayers and praises for Jimmy.

Have a happy Thankful Thursday and a Merry Christmas!

Bonnie said...

I love your TT post - and it mirrors mine just a bit! Thank you for your joyful heart and sharing it with us. Blessings!

Willow (Shelby) said...

Melanie, I look forward every week to reading your list! You have such a beautiful, thankful heart.

Diane ~ said...

Beautiful posting Melanie! thank you so very much for sharing & may you & your lovely family have a blessed & joyful Christmas!:)
♥ diane

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

I am enjoying this Christmas season so much! I don't know if it is because we are trying to create traditions for our little one. But this is the best Christmas ever! (and not because of material things)

have a blessed day and a very Merry Christmas!

Tricia said...

What a wonderful list! I am sending you hugs!!

Blessings!

Aisha said...

I'm glad it's Christmas so we can celebrate one thing in common, Jesus!

bp said...

You have such a nice "Christmasy" list this week! Praise God for all He's done for us.

Merry Christmas!

Erica said...

Beautifully written, my friend.

Marsha said...

Thank you, Melanie for sharing these treasured thankful thoughts about Christmas.

Have a blessed weekend

Darlene said...

I love how you put all this into words. I agree with you.
Happy TT!!
Darlene