Silver Sunday - a simple, thankful life in December

I am thankful to the Lord, my God, for:

December 28:
- celebrating the birth of our Savior
- God's grace, mercy and forgiveness
- Christmas dinner with our family
- hubby's continuing healing from his surgery
- rain after a long dry spell

December 21:
- bringing home our cat from the vet's clinic after three days in "the hospital"
- a Christmas celebration with my work family, all of whom know the true reason for the holiday
- hubby's day by day improvement
- the tank heater that keeps the horses' water from freezing
- chocolate chip cookies warm from the oven

December 15:
- hubby's back surgery and progress
- staying overnight with my children while hubby was in the hospital
- our family's holiday traditions
- comfort food
- knowing that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him

December 8:
- a warm and sunny December day
- the horses' fuzzy winter coats
- getting home after dark, but being greeted by the animals at the gate
- the fresh, summer smell of a newly-opened bale of hay
- getting together with family to celebrate a birthday

December 1:
- our daughter-in-law and grandson are ok after their car accident
- Thanksgiving spent with family and friends
- a full table and plenty of leftovers to feed us over the weekend
- sharing the holiday with a young man from Europe, his first American Thanksgiving
- our farrier's comment that "Splash looks amazing!"

Silver Sunday

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."

Luke 2:8-14 KJV