Thankful 30: Day 21–The Password is “Thank You!”

I have joined Emily’s* 30 Day Challenge:

I’m challenging myself to post a picture every day during the month of November (30 Days To Be Thankful For) and to add a caption as to why I am thankful. — Emily

Day 21

It’s a gray day, barely brighter at noon than it was at breakfast time.  The wind drags a cold, damp blanket of clouds behind it, and by supper freezing rain coats the porch railing.  Then sleet pellets the windows, until the final change to snow as the temperature drops.  “Winter weather advisory” is the phrase the forecasters use today, but the words I need to fight the gloom are from the Bible, a “Thanksgiving Psalm.”

 On your feet now—applaud God!
Bring a gift of laughter,
sing yourselves into his presence.

Know this: GOD is God, and God, GOD.
He made us; we didn’t make him.
We’re his people, his well-tended sheep.

Enter with the password: “Thank you!”
Make yourselves at home, talking praise.
Thank him. Worship him.

For God is sheer beauty,
all-generous in love,
loyal always and ever.

Psalm 100:1-5  The Message

On gray days I need the antidote of praise. I need to remind myself that God is good, that God is love, and that He is always faithful.

On gray days, I also need the antidote of color.  Maybe you do, too, so here are reminders of warmer days.


I am thankful for flowers,


from tiny, wild violets to mammoth sunflowers,


from June’s sweet roses


to October’s chrysanthemums.


See the marvels of God!
He plants flowers and trees all over the earth,   Psalm 46:8  The Message

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See Thankful 30 page for every day’s entry.

* name changed

Sunflower photo by Barb Briggs

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