If I wanted, I could write down a list of ten, or a hundred, or a thousand things I am thankful for.
Some of them are selfish – I’m thankful because I have X. Some of them are pass-throughs – I’m thankful that person Y got to do Z. Some are altruistic – I’m thankful I got to go help at Kids Against Hunger.
And even when I get down to specifics – Bettie, my job, my church – they have a certain commonality. They all come from God.
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
(from James 1:17)
Thanks, God. For everything.