In Others’ Words: Why I’m Thankful for 6 A.M.
Funny thing about this blog … I almost gave up on posting it.
I’ve had trouble with PicMonkey, the program I use to design my graphics. For the past two weeks, when I try to save my images, the program freezes. Then I have to shut down my computer and start all over again. Tonight that happened not once, not twice, but three times.
Yeah, I was so done with my post on what I was thankful for.
I was also ready to send the PicMonkey folks a huffy email. But instead, I clicked on the “Can’t save photos when using Safari” line in the Help section — and discovered why I’ve been having problems. It’s not me and my lone computer. It’s them. “Them” being Apple and some sort of bug that was uploaded in their latest update to their operating system.
So something good came out of all my frustration — and I’m using Chrome for PicMonkey stuff.
Now back to my planned blog post.
I’ve had fun getting to know author Davalynn Spencer this year. She attends ACFWCS with me, which is a local chapter of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) here in Colorado Springs. In her recent blog post, Little Things Make a Big Difference, she shared how family members sometimes bring an item to the Thanksgiving dinnner table to represent what they are grateful for — like a pencil for the privilege of writing, or a fishing lure for good times with Grandpa.
Davalynn got me thinking: What would I bring to the table? I decided I would bring my alarm clock.
I’m often awake before 6 A.M., but my weekdays begin by then. And each morning is a chance to remember one of my favorite truths about God: his mercies toward me are new every, every, every morning.
In Your Words: If we were celebrating Thanksgiving together — wouldn’t that be fun! -what item would you use to represent what you’re thankful for this year?
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