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The Death of a Dream

There is no better feeling than when dreams finally come true. Thankfulness fills your heart, happiness fills your days and hopefulness overflows from you to others. I have had dreams come true. I have gotten married, had babies, built a house and achieved more in my career than I ever wanted to achieve. But, I have had… Continue reading The Death of a Dream

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Attitude of Gratitude: Being Thankful on Purpose 12

Today I am thankful for shelter. I am 44 years old and I have never been homeless. I have always had secure structure in which to sleep. I have never worried about the roof caving in or the walls falling down. I have lived in some nice places and some not so nice places but… Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude: Being Thankful on Purpose 12

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Attitude of Gratitude: Being Thankful on Purpose 11

Today I am thankful that it’s not because of my works that I am made righteous. Isaiah 64:6 says that my works are as filthy rags. Genesis 15:6 says Abram believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness. Romans 4:23-24 says the words “it was credited to him” were written not for him… Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude: Being Thankful on Purpose 11

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Attitude of Gratitude: Being Thankful on Purpose 9

Today I am thankful for mercy. Mercy. I downloaded a Bible dictionary app today. It defines mercy as compassion for the miserable. Boy, is that true. Anytime I cried out for mercy, I was so miserable. Everytime I cried out for mercy, Jesus was so compassionate.

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Attitude of Gratitude: Being Thankful on Purpose 8

Today I am thankful for family. I am blessed to have a large extended family. My immediate family is not large but I have tons of aunts, uncles and cousins. As a Fourth of July get-together is being planned, I can’t help but get excited about seeing everyone. I enjoy listening to and telling stories from… Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude: Being Thankful on Purpose 8

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Attitude of Gratitude: Being Thankful on Purpose 7

Today I am thankful for my dad. In my mind, my dad was a strong man. He was average as far as physical strength goes but he was very strong as far as being a man goes. He often wore a shirt that said, “Be a man among men.” He was. He worked hard and took… Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude: Being Thankful on Purpose 7

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Attitude of Gratitude: Being Thankful on Purpose 6

Today I am thankful for my job. I started my consulting business while on maternity leave with my first child in March 2000. I have been blessed to work at home 14 of the 15 years I have been in business. There have been highs and very low lows but I am thankful to have… Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude: Being Thankful on Purpose 6