Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (A Book Review)
Advent

Ten Thanksgivings

Ten Thanksgivings

"Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits" (Ps. 103:2)

One, for breath, that I do not have to think about the next one;
Two, for the sun that rises every morning, for an earth that turns on its axis,
     all without my help;
Three, for a place to call home, my dirt, my trees, my place;
Four, for children that call me Daddy, and love me, in spite of the fact that they had
     no choice about me;
Five, for a wife who keeps on with me and overlooks the worst of me;
Six, for the color blue;
Seven, for health -- limbs that work, eyes that see, and ears that hear;
Eight, for books, every good one a friend and mentor to me;
Nine, for truth, both special and common, God-breathed and God-made; and
Ten, that I am not an orphan but an adopted son of God, a treasure in  a broken land, a sheep in
     His hand, an heir to His estate, and on my way Home.

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