When the music stops, the laughter fades, the lights turn out, and all is silent – there is still more to be thankful for…

I’m thankful for all the periphery. The stuff that every day consists of that really adds spirals of joy: smells of a meal almost ready, sights of beautiful family and friends, touches of affection and expression, sounds of talking and laughing, pre-tastes of new recipes… I’m thankful for all the man-made things that surround my life.

Yes, I’m thankful for all of it.

However, I’m most thankful for what is left even if all the rest were to obliterate out of my life – Jesus: the God-forever part of my life that always was and always will be.

And the gratitude lingers.


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