Giving Thanks


Psalm 100  —  New International Version (NIV)

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

    Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
    and his courts with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
    his faithfulness continues through all generations.

So much to give thanks for.  Not just today, but for everyday of life that we enjoy here on this good earth.

I am most thankful for family.  That means starting with biological family first and foremost, but extending to our community of close friends who have become like family to us.

There is not enough space to list all for which I am thankful.  Many of the items on my list cannot be held or touched.  Perhaps at top of those is Love.  Healing can also be found on that list.

Went to bed with a bump on his head

On the same day as my last blog post, I took a tumble.  Sylvia and I were getting ready for a small group meeting at our house–the final one of this year.  Sylvia had baked a cherry pie to celebrate.  In the hustle, I stumbled backward over a foot stool, hitting my head on a knee-high oak table that our TV sits upon.

We cancelled our meeting and Sylvia took me to the ER.  The staff cleaned me up and the doctor installed six staples on the two-inch wound on the back of my head.

Two days later, we had that cherry pie with our small group.  It was delicious. :food:

This week, a nurse removed the staples.  The wound looks good and I am healing well.  I did suffer a headache, but it was a very low-grade one.


Sylvia joins me in wishing you a wonderful day of thanksgiving.  We know that many of you, like us, will be with family.  May it be a good day.


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About Chuck

I am retired after a career in electronics and in publishing. Today, my wife of 50+ years, Sylvia, and I live in a house on a hill beside a dirt road in rural west Michigan. We enjoy living in this country environment where livestock and wild life out number the human population.

21 thoughts on “Giving Thanks

  1. Beautiful words from Psalms 100. We have so many blessings to be thankful for and do thank God for his many gifts to us, and also we pray for the less fortunate that we may do our best to help them.

  2. Beautiful words from Psalms 100 !! I agree that we have so much to be thankful for. ..Seven of us had a lovely family dinner together and I thank God for the many blessings and pray for those who are less fortunate. !!

  3. I’m glad & grateful that you’re ok. We are thankful for you and Sylvia. Btw, that’s my text for tomorrow! ¡Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias!

  4. Sorry about the pain and suffering. But. But I am thankful that the wound healed, that the meeting transpired and the cherry pie was consumed. Blessings.

    • Thanks. Consequences were minimal and the cherry pie was super good. No supermarket, out-of-the-can pie filling. The cherries were from the orchard with minimal additives (a pinch of sugar?). :dance:

    • Thanks. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family. In the evening, our granddaughter called after getting off work at the hospital.

  5. Oh my GOSH! Are you okay? Oh no….that was very scary and very painful. 🙁 I am glad you are okay after that mishap. AND you had cherry pie to help recover.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Sylvia. We are laying low with the kids and it is delightful. We even had time for our 5-mile walk this morning. It is just dreamy to be on our own schedule.

    Watch out for those tables, friend. They can sneak up on you.

  6. Sounds like you got very lucky, and even the headache was only low-grade!!! I’m glad you’re okay!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Sylvia!

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