Saturday, November 27, 2010

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day Twenty-seven

For Day Twenty-seven, I am thankful for friends, near and far.

I have had this on my list from the beginning, but have put off writing a post about my friends because I don't want to leave anyone out. God has blessed me beyond measure with friends throughout my life. Some of them have been in my life for a season of time, and others I am still in touch with today. I am thankful that God has put each person in my life for a reason and that He continues to bless me daily by words of encouragement and love from my friends.

Since I decided that I won't name names, I'll just list some categories of friends that God has given to me:
  • Friends who pray with and for me.
  • Friends who have known me since the fifth grade (or earlier grades).
  • Friends who share my passion for scrapbooking and card-making.
  • Friends who worked with me on camp staffs during the summers in high school and college.
  • Friends who were my honorary older (or younger) brothers and sisters.
  • Friends whose parents were friends with my parents before I was born.
  • Friends who hold me accountable and encourage me in many different areas of discipline in my life.
  • Friends who I worship with on a weekly basis.
  • Friends who have been my neighbors through the years.
  • Friends who were in the high school marching band with me.
  • Friends who have been (or are currently) my coworkers.
  • Friends who I went to college with.
The common denominator among all of these friends is that they love me for who I am and encourage me to be the best I can be. And for that, I am thankful.

1 comment:

JAY S. said...

How could we not love you for who you are? I am most thankful for you dear one.