As I reflected on the probably unintentional “abundance” of the extra plural in the sentence, it occurred to me that many of us do indeed have so much more than we could hope or imagine. I myself have much to be thankful for… two healthy, happy, exciting children, an interesting job and compassionate and engaging work colleagues… a supportive husband, loving friendships and a decent apartment with enough beds for every body to rest in… a spectacular view of the city and the lake, including gorgeous sunrises each morning…. In summer, I get to go to a beautiful house overlooking the sand dunes of Greenwich, PEI, and walk along the ocean, and this morning, I woke up with the usually wagging tail of my friendly (if somewhat high-maintenance) beagle draped lovingly across my neck – what more could I ask for?!
Truly, Lord, everything we have “are” from you!