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THINGS I'M THANKFUL FOR

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FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH ON HIM, SHALL NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.

                                                                                                                       John 3:16

                                                (and I'm thankful for that)

I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I'm thankful for that. I know the value of a dollar. Everything I have I've had to earn myself. I'm thankful for that. I have a reason to hold my head up and be proud of my accomplishments. I was born, raised and live in a free society. I'm thankful for that. I take for granted freedoms others only dream of. I was raised to be charitable and to help others. I'm thankful for that. Otherwise I might look down on those less fortunate than myself. I was taught not to be cruel and uncaring. I'm thankful for that. I could have become a very unkind person. I am not wealthy. I work hard for everything I have. I'm thankful that I can. I'm thankful for good health, my job, my home, my car and all that I call mine. I was raised to know there is a Creator and that He loves me and wants me to know Him. He already knows me. And I'm Thankful For That.

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Date: 10/18/2020 12:58:00 PM
Hi Judy, It is good and feels good when you feel you have achieved things on your own - merely the thought of having done this is blissfully gratifying. I know the feeling, although my parents spoiled me, (I was an only child) I am not spoiled, and help if I can and do good where I can. Beautiful write Judy, God Bless. Hugs, Jennifer. Jennifer.
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Judy Ball
Date: 10/18/2020 4:54:00 PM
Thanks so much Jennifer. God Bless, JB
Date: 10/16/2020 1:46:00 PM
Great uplifting piece Judy, indeed so much to be thankful for. You bring out such valuable lessons on basic things of life, much to make us ponder. Have blessed weekend,Gordon
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Judy Ball
Date: 10/16/2020 6:31:00 PM
Thank you so much Gordon. God Bless, JB
Date: 10/12/2020 8:32:00 AM
It is always good to be thankful and i am thankful for a lot of things you are...
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Judy Ball
Date: 10/12/2020 9:28:00 PM
Thanks so much Silent One. I'm thankful for friend like you. God Bless, JB
Date: 10/12/2020 6:55:00 AM
We all have much to be thankful for. I agree with all you points. And surely God knows all of us individually. May we always please him. ~~
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Judy Ball
Date: 10/12/2020 9:50:00 PM
Thanks so much Victor. I do so agree. God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving JB
Date: 10/12/2020 2:06:00 AM
This is very lovely and uplifting, Judy. We have so many 'gifts' which we need be thankful for! ~ Warm regards // paul
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Judy Ball
Date: 10/12/2020 10:10:00 PM
Thanks so much Paul. God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving. JB
Date: 10/11/2020 7:57:00 PM
Enjoyed your catalogue of thanks... And I'm thankful to be able to read your fine poems, my friend. ~ With gratitude, Gershon
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 10/17/2020 6:23:00 PM
Thank you for your kind wishes, Judy... It's the Jewish New Year 5781 which just started, and we observe Thanksgiving every day. (Really). :) gw
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Judy Ball
Date: 10/12/2020 10:23:00 PM
Thank you so much Gershon. I'm thankful for friends like you. God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving and Jewish New Year. (or is it Jewish New Year and Thanksgiving) JB
Date: 10/11/2020 5:09:00 PM
I'm so thankful for so much, too... and I'm thankful for that!!! Love your poem, dear friend. God bless you
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Judy Ball
Date: 10/11/2020 5:25:00 PM
Thank you so much Regina. God Bless, JB
Date: 10/11/2020 2:41:00 PM
Such divine sentiments you express Judy..a serene poem you wrote. Happy Birthday in advance! Stay safe and well my friend.
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Judy Ball
Date: 10/11/2020 4:29:00 PM
Thanks so much Vijay. God Bless, JB
Date: 10/11/2020 1:44:00 PM
I feel the same as you . I could stand to be more charitable. I am always so busy with life, but i share all these same feelings of thankfulness. FAVE
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Judy Ball
Date: 10/11/2020 4:36:00 PM
Thanks so much Andrea. Glad you like it. God Bless, JB
Date: 10/11/2020 12:25:00 PM
- It sounds like you're describing me ... :) ... a lovely poem, Judy :) - We have a lot to be thankful for :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Judy Ball
Date: 10/11/2020 4:42:00 PM
Thanks so much Anne-Lise, God Bless, JB