The year is coming to an end. Slipping slowly down behind the mountain, vanishing from sight. I like to take this time to look back and think about what all happened this year. Look back over my shoulder and all that God has done.
People like to create bucket lists. Lists of things to check off in their lifetime. Places to visit, people to meet, and things to do and see. But what if we reverse that? Rather than making a list for our life, what if we make a list as we live? It is a change in perspective that can fill your heart with thankfulness.
Don’t look at your list to see what hasn’t happened yet. Look back and see what He has done.
The nights everyone was home around the table, the amazing sunsets I got to watch, the sunrises as I headed to work in the dawn, the violin music I got to learn, the Hardy Boy books I got to read with my little brother, singing at the top of my lungs, getting to perfect favorite recipes, laughing until tears came, leaving the country and meeting new people, sunrises from an airplane, and long walks down the road.
There is so much to be thankful for. Here at year’s end.