True Thankfulness

by Noelle Jacobs

Another Thanksgiving Day has come and gone. It gave me an opportunity to analyze how thankful I really am–or ought to be. I asked myself, “Am I only thankful that day, or am I thankful every day?” 

I am fortunate enough, as most of you reading this, that I know better.  Since learning the Truth I am reminding myself constantly to be thankful every day for all of the blessings in my life.  I feel so blessed to have God in my life and to have met so many caring brethren. I have gained so many meaningful friendships, and I know none of this would have been possible without being called by God. 

I am looking forward to getting married to my wonderful, loving fiancé. I also have a sweet daughter from a previous unhappy marriage.  My life has changed so much, for the better, in the past two years.  I know that I must not take things for granted, especially with all of the trials I have been going through.  But I know that even those trials have meaning and everything will work out for good.

I am thankful that I can pass on God’s knowledge to my daughter; and I pray that she will accept the Truth and learn from what I have been learning. I know it will be difficult–for her and for me–but I also know that God has made it possible for her to follow my lead as she grows. And for this, I am truly thankful.

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