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Thanks For The Giving!

Someone recently reminded me of this scene in the Adams Family. I bet like me you had forgot about how funny it was, but if you get a chance watch it again. It was a different take on how the first Thanksgiving went. Anyway its that time of year again, and once again I will physically be at work, but my spirit will travel to Nashville and hang out with my family as it has done for many a holiday.
     As I think about this day that we give thanks for all we are blessed with I can't help but reflect on all that I have been given. I have been so fortunate to grow up with a loving family who watched over me and gave me a chance to have a good life. So blessed to be able to work and take care of myself. Extremely blessed to even still be in the land of the living. So I can definitely say thank you and mean it!
     Thank you to all that have taken time to pray for me. Thank you to those who have had my back. Those who stopped to give a hand when I needed help. Those that gave a kind word or hug to me when I was down.
     Just sitting here now random things that I had almost forgot about just spring back in to my thoughts, and I have to thank those people. Even though they probably won't read this, I just want to thank you anyway. So thank you to the people of Artesia, New Mexico that treated a stranger far away from his home, like a part of the family. Thank you to the Youth Group from Atlanta all those years ago that cried with a young teenager trying to find his place in the world. Thank you Central in Huntsville, Alabama, you believed in me and helped me believe in him even more.
     I even have to thank the people that have treated me wrong. No I am not about to name them off. I'm just going to say I have worked at some jobs and attended certain institutions were I was not very valued and some individuals personal issues caused them to work against me.
     So how can I thank them you might ask? I can thank them because they helped strengthen my faith. You see in spite of the obstacles they placed in my path the Most High lifted me right over those hurdles so I could keep running this race, so I must give the most thanks to him! Won't He Do It!


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