As I drove to Tabata around 5:30 this morning, I passed people waiting for the buses outside and men walking or riding their bikes to work, as I often do. Maybe because it is getting lighter earlier or maybe the warm weather brought more people out, but it just seemed I was passing more than the usual few early risers getting to their destination by foot, bike, or public transportation.
And I thought to myself how grateful I am to have my means of transportation. And how much I have to be thankful for, how much I take for granted, and how quickly I forget all the good things in my life! I know what it is like to not have a car, and it has its perks, for sure (not paying gas or a car payment)! But the luxury of being in an automobile is not lost on me!
When my sister and I moved to Arizona, we basically just packed a few bags and hopped on a plane. We did not have much, and most certainly not a car. We walked or rode our bikes (that always seemed to get stolen!) EVERYWHERE. A simple trip to the grocery store was not so simple, a 2 mile commute to work was not so easy (especially in 100 degree weather), and a relaxing Friday night to the movies or out to eat was not always so relaxing. But it was still so much fun and I wouldn’t trade the adventures for anything!
I am REALLY thankful we got to see the Grand Canyon, too!
Just a couple other things I am thankful for today…..
I am thankful for my John Macarthur Study Bible. It has opened my eyes and explained many things I did not understand…I still have A LOT more to learn and understand and grow, but I am very grateful my brother and sister-in-law got this for me… and now, years later, I am truly making the effort to read and understand it.
I am thankful to be working. I mentioned in another post that I have had many different jobs throughout my life, and many that I did not like at all. So I am especially thankful to have a job (officially for one year now) that I actually don’t mind waking up for…and I certainly can not complain about the view from my office over looking the golf courses!
I am thankful it is almost summer and for this beautiful, warm Thursday!! I am so ready to go to the beach and wear flip flops! I think sunsets and sunrises are some of the most beautiful sights, especially over the water…in the summer!
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. - 1 Chronicles 16:34