Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thankful Thursday - December 23

There are only a few days left until Christmas 2010. I hope that as you look forward to next year, you will have optimism and peace. I hope that as you look backward, you will see the good times and have joy; as you see the bad times may you see them for what they are - times of learning.

Sometimes I think that my life is so stressed that I have no more room for the bad times. In reality, though, I know that God is in control and that He will allow only that which I need in order to learn the lessons at hand. Thank you, LORD, for the lessons.

Merry Christmas everyone. I will likely not be on the computer too much in the next few days as I will be visiting family. I'll be back to approve comments and visit again soon.

Be sure to check out Thankful Thursday with Iris.

10 comments:

Whidbey Woman said...

Oh, you are so right. We really need to thank God for the lessons we learn (especially when times are tough!). Enjoy your time with family, and have a wonderful Christmas.

Amy said...

Merry Christmas to you too!!

jhunnelle said...

May you have a blessed and wonderful CHRISTtmas!

Judith C Evans said...

Optimism and peace would definitely be welcome in 2011!! Have a blessed Christmas.

Lynn said...

Riat,

I have loved sharing TT with you this past year. You are a rich blessing in my life. Love you.

Merry Christmas.

Tiff said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours - bad times or no. ((hugs))

Joan said...

Hi Rita - It's never easy to go through difficult times, but God allows those things in order to grow us in our faith.

Wishing you and your family a merry Christmas.

Heart Song said...

Yes, thank Him for the lessons learned. As I look back at not only the past year but my entire life, I can see SO much needless heartache because I was not willing to let go and trust Him completely!

I'm learning,though,and am more than willing to let Him 'direct my paths' now.

Blessings to you!

genny said...

lessons we have learned each day is a good way of thanking God, indeed. happy TT, and merry christmas. cheers!

Guiding Light said...

Merry Christmas to you as well!