So what might you be thankful for today, my friends? You have thirty days stretching out before you as maybe the only month of the year when we stop and consciously thank the Lord each day for His goodness whether great or small.
There are many, many ways the Lord has blessed me throughout this past year since last November when I began to pen my reasons to be grateful. But to start off this month, I am posting a picture of our local trail from just a few days ago. Hubby and I were taking a walk and I suddenly had to stop and take a photo of the scene that lay before me. I absolutely love the view of paths, roads, highways, etc., where the destination seems to disappear in the distance. It reminds me of the road of life. How often do I get wrapped up in getting to the finish line of whatever I'm currently encountering and miss the journey along the way? The old saying "take time to smell the roses" gains more meaning as I age.
Just remember you will never live this day again. You will never have these moments to re-do. So don't hurry as if someone else's schedule is dictating the pace of yours. Enjoy the day; breathe the fresh air; play a few extra minutes with your children; listen more intently when a friend calls on the phone and hug your loved ones a little tighter. We are never promised tomorrow, so make memories of today! Thank you, Lord, for the beauty of fall!