Give thanks to the Lord for He lays with you on the stormy beach when the waves come crashing to the tide.
Give thanks to the Lord for He stands between you and the rabid wolf who bears its teeth and tries to nip at your neck.
Give thanks to the Lord for He never abandons you; even when the smoke has cleared from the fire of Hell- the Lord waits patiently.
Give thanks to the Lord as He refines and sharpens you for your edge will cut the path for many to see Him.
Give thanks to the Lord for He has a purpose for you; even though hardships and obstacles are part of His journey for you.
Offer thanksgiving on a joyful day but do not forget to thank Him on a sorrowful day.
The world will give both joy and sorrow, but you, O daughter of the Faithful One, you must always be thankful. Let no bitterness build a wall around your heart but remember that the Lord has healed and kept you. Thank Him.