Libby Baker Sweiger

Weaver of Everyday Tales

Giving Thanks Daily: Precious Gift of Life

Dad being thankful for family at his 82nd Birthday party~

“Gratitude means to recognize the good in your life, be thankful for whatever you have, some people may not even have one of those things you consider precious to you (love, family, friends etc). Each day give thanks for the gift of life. You are blessed”
― Pablo

There are so many ways to be thankful and things to be blessed for. I am thankful for my dear Lord and my wonderful family. In this picture, my dad was thanking all of us, children and grandchildren alike for coming to his 82nd Birthday party, for planning it and was talking of the blessing of having such a wide, wonderful family. He was so joyous, so honest, so touched, he touched all of us and reminded us of what is truly great in life.

What if your family isn’t all it could be, do you still have something to be thankful for? The author of the quote says yes and I agree. We still have the gift of life and what a precious gift it is! The gift to exist and have our being. To reach out to others and be blessed with their response toward us. To enjoy this beautiful miracle of His creation everyday in whichever small way we can!

So throw open the blinders on your heart and let the sunshine in. Do what my friend did today and admit to your friends you need help and watch them come through for you. You’ll get your chance to reciprocate another day. Friends stick together and help each other. That is the way it should be!

There are many wonderful blessings this side of heaven and they are mostly found in loving each other. If you’re not on the LOVE BANDWAGON yet JUMP ON, ENJOY! the ride. It’s a beautiful time. Thinking about others rather than yourself. Your Happiness Quotient will skyrocket, if you begin to focus on others and forget about yourself. You will experience true joy. For we were all made in God’s reflection and loving and giving suits us! Try it on for size. Soon you’ll be giving thanks each day for the precious gift that is your LIFE!

Grandpa (Dad) hanging with the Grandsons JOYOUS DAY!

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12 thoughts on “Giving Thanks Daily: Precious Gift of Life

  1. 😀

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  2. You got that right sister! Tonight was a blessing! 🙂

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  3. Oh, Sista, You are so right! Sweet Dreams…

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  4. what a beautiful masterpiece of words you just orchestrated…Happy New Year. CHEERS!

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  5. Thank you Kat! Welcome to my book! Stay as long as you like. Happy New Year my wonderful new friend! 🙂

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  6. Libby, I love this I can see the sincerity on your dads face and I can feel your love for him and pride in him through your writing. You are so Blessed and so much to be thankful for, and I am blessed by you ,and proud of your nature, you are a good solid God loving friend and I am thankful for you.

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  7. Thanks Tom. I treasure our friendship. I feel you have a wonderful gift of self-expression. I hope the new year brings more blogging from you and perhaps a book! Now that is one I would read! Love in Jesus, Libby

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  8. Thank you for this lovely reminder of what we all forget from time to time – to be in gratitude for what we have not dwell on what we don’t. I am trying to make that the way I live every day and have found great changes and miracles have happened.

    I am truly grateful for finding you and having you a part of my life.

    #gratituderocks!

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  9. Many blessings Marla, you are truly a treasure and I am so happy to have you in my life. Your way of life is contagious, it reinforces the way I want to live mine and it encourages and inspires me.

    God bless you and if I may copy you, I so agree:

    #gratituderocks!

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  10. This was so wonderful and encouraging to read Libby! You’re so right that no matter our family circumstances, we have something, somewhere to be thankful! Times with family can get tough, but sticking by everyone in the tough times just makes everyone stronger. =)

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  11. Ooooh Mimi, sorry I missed your comment! You’re so right about family times. It’s the sticking together that counts! Love you! 🙂

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