There are so many things in life that are priceless to me. I was reading another blog today and the writer was challenging his readers to say what they are thankful for so I decided to take him up on his challenge. I am thankful for so many things and they are absolutely priceless to me. Im thankful for my family. They mean the world to me. We’ve been through some rough times as a family but we have always been there for each other. I love that. I am thankful for my job. The youth and individuals I work with are blessings to me. They all have shown me what it truly means to live as a baptized child of God. Im thankful that I have a home and food etc when so many out there do now. I pray that God brings them warmth, strength, food etc. Im thankful also for the many friendships Ive made throughout my life. They mean the world to me just like my family. They have been there for me during some extremely difficult times and I often wonder where I would be without their love, support, courage, etc. Im thankful for these priceless gifts in my life.And now onto other news, the weather around me is definetely beginning to feel like fall. The leaves are dying and are scattered on the ground. The air is cool. Soon it will be colder than heck here in ND but I must admit I love snow. I guess when you’ve grown up with it around, you just get used to it. I love that every Christmas I can remember has been a White Christmas. That just puts a smile on my face. Hard to believe that before we know it Advent will be here. I love Advent and Christmas. They remind me of the awesome gift God gave us in God’s one and only Son Jesus Christ. And as I reflect on that gift, I cant help but see the reminders God gives us of new life in the changing of seasons etc. My wish is that this week we may take a little time to recognize those wonderful reminders in God’s creation! Another priceless gift!