If I'm going to be real with you this thanksgiving, I'm going to have to state what I'm really, and I mean REALLY grateful for what I have. Often, you will hear me state, "I am forgiving to a fault". But I've come to realize what a true blessing it is to KNOW forgiveness and feel it deep down in my soul. I hardly bear the burden of bitterness in my heart, and THANK THE LORD FOR THAT! Truly, thank Him. Without the joy of the Lord in my soul, I doubt I would be capable of this on my own. And it comes so easily, so freely to me. Like water off a duck's back. This thanksgiving I am so thankful I can see the best in people, and have a heart that forgives the worst. With tears in my eyes I write this, because I have found this freedom through Christ alone. I know He has my back. And I want people to know, this gift is free to them too. Yeah, even YOU, last week when you turned my life upside down...I forgive you! I forgive because Christ has forgiven the inexcusable in me. And thank God I have found this freedom. We cannot pray in love, then live in hate and think we are still worshipping God.