To the Lord, my God, who has given me everything that I have and possess I offer my thanks.
Thank you for my diabetes, for without it I would have fallen into a life of sin and would have never learned who Jesus Christ really is.
Thank you for taking away my health insurance, for if I had it I would have never learned what it means to have complete trust in you and know that you are the great physician and will protect me in the best way possible.
Thank you for my poverty, for without it I would have never been able to experience the charity, kindness and generosity of others and the immense giving spirit you wish to share with your people.
Thank you for my tears, my anger and my fear, for without these things I would have never learned to listen to your voice.
Thank you for not giving me a husband in the times I thought I really needed one, for with one I would have never fallen in love with you and been able to realize you are my one and only soul mate. You are the answer not only in this life but in the next.
Thank you for my family, friends, job, health, food, water, the air I breathe, church, community, place of residence, hope for the future, memories of the past, knowledge, wisdom, blind faith, pets, unconditional love, grace, peace, silence, excitement, movies, books, truth, cable TV, vacation, nature, exercise, cellphone, internet, Starbucks, iced coffee, insulin, the kindness of strangers, and everything I have forgotten…
Thank you for everything you have made me to be. I have nothing and truly am nothing without you and your grace. You are love and even though I am not worthy of it I am so grateful for knowing and experiencing your love every day.