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I Have Such a Great Life

I do a lot of thinking, and this evening as I walked home from work this thought dawned on me: Life is great! I often ponder how I can improve myself and make life better, more efficient, and more effective, but this evening I’ve just been thinking about all the blessings God has sent my way. The Lord has been mindful of me! Here’s a few of the things I came up with:

  • I have parents who love me and take care of me even though I’m far, far away.
  • I have a great sister who is good at making bread, taking on responsibilities, and hiking mountains.
  • I have wonderful friends who encourage me, challenge me, and stir me up to love and good works.
  • I’m a part of a loving congregation of saints who encourage me and pray for my ministry.
  • I get to work with Christians every day.
  • My job is to help people learn God’s truth, and I even get paid for it!
  • God keeps giving me opportunities to teach the good message and preach His Word.
  • I live in a place where multiple languages are spoken, and I have lots of language-learning opportunities.
  • I have enough money for food, and even to splurge on ice cream.
  • I have running water, electricity, and Internet.
  • I have a dishwasher.
  • I have an apartment that I can afford, and I can use it to be hospitable.
  • I’m getting to host interns in my apartment this summer.
  • I get to terrorize squirrels, watch chipmunks, and wait for blackberries to ripen.
  • I have birds that visit my bird feeder all the time.
  • I can walk to work every day.
  • I get to travel a lot, and through my travels I’ve gained a sort of international perspective.
  • I’m a child of God.
  • I can sing for joy, because I’m redeemed!

What’s on your list?

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