Happy Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for and yet during the year I often finding myself not very content. I can’t believe how quickly I have found myself to be 57 years old. In my head, I still feel like I did in my early 30’s. I’m grateful to have seen the piece of American History I have lived through so far. It is great to think back to boyhood days of outdoor playing, riding bikes all over the neighborhood and never thinking about locking doors. I’m thankful for a mom and dad who loved me and cared about what happened to me. I’m thankful for a big sister and little brother to make our home more enjoyable and add layers of experience and flavor. I’m thankful for my Jr. High Sweetheart, Gayle, who has been my wife for nearly 39 years now. I’m thankful for our three kids and three grandkids. I’m thankful for a place to live, food to eat, bills paid, and a means to make a decent living. I’m grateful for friends, long time friends all over the country and newer friends, especially the men in my men’s group. I’m thankful for my family on Gayle’s side, yep, even the inlaws have been good to me. I’m thankful for the way God wired me. For the adventure of life, learning and passing along lessons being learned. I’m thankful for the gift of our little Yorkie puppy who has added so much joy to our empty nest! I’m thankful for last week’s Dr’s report that told me the spot on my cheek wasn’t cancer. I’m thankful to still have my mom and mother-in-law, who are 85 and 84 years old. I’m thankful for the men and women of our military who are today scattered all around the world taking care of our interests and national security.  I’ve always said the best is yet to come and yet today I fear that may not be true for our country. As a Christian, it will always be true for me. I’m thankful for the Lord Jesus, who gave his life for my sin and rose again to give me new life and the promise of a forever home with him. Blessings to all this Thanksgiving,


About Scott Ranck

Enjoying life with my wife Gayle and our Yorkie, Zoe boy. I've come to believe life begins when through brokenness I can embrace it fully and openly. I've learned the human drama is an adventure and all of us are made of the same stuff. The Lord is the only being who knows me fully and he has an individual educational plan of life long learning for me and I'm enrolled. This blog is all about what I'm learning.
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