“Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks.” ― Thomas Goodwin
This afternoon, I was sitting at the Honda dealer service center, waiting for an oil change and tire rotation. I brought my iPad with the intention of writing my blog while I waited. Not really sure what I would write about, I scrolled through emails and checked my Facebook posts. I ran across a shared link from Leslie Luscombe entitled, “Dear you.. A letter for all the hard days.”
I have written many “Open Letters” to myself, my sons, family, friends, my ex, the ex’s girlfriend, and I just emailed them to myself. Most of them were painful and tearful letters, getting things off my chest and venting. But, some were letters of appreciation and thanks to those earthly angels who were always by my side. When I look back at those early letters from over three years ago, I can see how far I’ve come. But, I know that I still have a long way to go. So, I continue to write.
When I saw this idea about sending yourself a letter to get you through the hard days, I thought to myself, I’ve already done that. But, I’ve never written an “Open Letter to God.” I need to do that. I have so much to be thankful for. You might want to give it a try. No one has to see it, or you can share it with the world. Either way, God will see it and He will hear you.
Today is Thursday, September 29, 2016, and the first thing I am thankful for is that I opened my eyes. I get to see the sun shining, the Texas heat has cooling down a bit, and I get to start a new day. I start out each morning by calling my sweet 89 year old mother, Trini. She is an angel here on earth, and I thank God for the blessing of giving me the best mother in the whole wide world. Then, I’ve been blessed with a loving, caring family, and more friends than I could possibly list.
And by the way, God, thank you in advance for the beautiful granddaughter that I will have in December. I know I’ve said many prayers and have lit many candles, so I know you will look out for this new life. I thank you for my two fine sons, Joe and Matt, and for my new daughter Lindsay. You have no idea how happy this makes me. Oh wait…you’re God! You know that already, don’t you?
Thank you for my many friends that bring joy to each day. These are wonderful friends who love me like family because we’ve become family.
I’d also like to thank you for the spectacular sunrise each morning and glorious sunset each evening. I don’t get up early enough to capture many sunrises, but the sunsets have been amazing. Each glowing sky makes me stop in amazement at your wonders.
Well, God…like all your other creatures, I am a work in progress and I appreciate all the help along the way. I will continue to be thankful for your blessings, and now, I think I will write to you more often. Thanks a million times a million.
Your loving child,