Thankful for Jollof Rice, Samosas, & Giraffe Nights: A Thanksgiving Fest:)

Thankful for Jollof Rice, Samosas, & Giraffe Nights: A Thanksgiving Fest:)
Psalm 107:1, ESV Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

See also:
Bible Verses about Giving Thanks, Thanksgiving & Thankfulness;
Bible Verses about Appreciating God, Praise & Worship;
Bible Verses about Being Thankful for Life, Jesus, Someone, Everything;
Counting Your Blessings; Remembering What God has done for us

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Dear Friends ~ I am thankful.

Good health. Plenty of food to eat. The love of family and friends. I am thankful!

One of the things that I am always thankful for is the fact that I am exposed to such a wide variety of people, cultures, personalities and foods in my daily life and interactions. I love it! 😀

I am thankful for Thanksgiving Turkey, Puff Puff, Jollof Rice, Fried Rice, Dodo, Shepherd’s Pie, Pizza, Lasagna, Efo & Egusi, Hot Dogs, Brats, Roast Beef, Pad Thai, Potato Curry, Chicken Curry, Udon Noodles, My friend’s famous “African Tea” (sooo soothing!), My hubby’s renowned Fish Soup (yum yum!), Spaghetti & Italian Sausage, Roti, Naan, Goat Meat, Tandoori Chicken, Collard greens, Cheese Cake, Apple Pie, Sweet Corn, Moin Moin, Samosas, and so much more! Oh no, my mouth is watering!!! 😀

One of my favorite foods to eat is Jollof Rice. I introduced it to one of my friends – she and her entire family absolutely loved it! But the funny thing is, when we told her nieces what this new rice dish was called, they mistook the “Jollof”  part for “Giraffe” lol. So for a long time, they would call it “Giraffe Rice”.. lol.
My dear friend in turn taught me how to make yummy Samosas.
I am so very thankful for Jollof Rice, Samosas, Samosa Days & Giraffe Nights! :)





I am Thankful for the gift of life, a well functioning brain and the ability to think, books and the ability to read, the ability and opportunity to write, and how therapeutic writing is for me. I am also very thankful for my emotions and the ability to feel, the opportunity to empathize with others through ups and downs, and the opportunity to truly enjoy God and God’s countless blessings in life!

Thankful for hopes and dreams, for the beauty, vastness and wonder of love, for joy, God’s forgiveness, second chances, reconciliation, restoration, healing & being healed, for countless reasons to rejoice – even when we don’t understand, and in the times when things are not exactly how I want them to be. I am so thankful that we can always find strength and hope in God.
Related: Be Strong in the Lord and in the Power of His Might ; God will give you the Strength to Endure

Thankful for the simple pleasures of life – the beauty all around us, colors and music everywhere – butterflies, birds, flowers, sunshine, the swooshing sounds of the wind, water; Beautiful trees and their very pretty fall leaves in their array of colors, rainbows, laughter, eating honey bunches of oats cereal with added peanuts:), giant sloppy kisses, optimism, peace and strength; and joy in the Lord.

Thankful for family, community, and friends-like-family. Extremely thankful for the family I live with, plus the many who live all over the world – anywhere from right next door to thousands of miles away. Thankful for how our local friends constantly make us feel like we have family locally. Grateful for how technology makes it so easy for us all – far and near- to keep in touch. Thankful that it often feels like we are right next to each other even when we’re so far apart. Thankful for old friends and new friends too. Thankful for every single person I’ve met or reconnected with in the last little while – online or otherwise. You’ve become my extended family ~ I have learned, and I keep learning so much from you. Thanks for your friendship! :)

Thankful for God’s Unfailing & Unconditional Love. Thankful for who God is to me – My Source, Father, Mother, Sister, Brother, Best Friend, Shield, Protector, Deliverer, Guide, Healer, Teacher, Comforter, Defender, Provider, My Rock, My All. God is a good father to me!

Thankful that you took the time to read my thank-fest:)! Thankful for your constant encouragement, comfort, hope and prayers! Your words are truly very sweet to the soul and healthy for the body (Prov 16:24).

I am thankful for all these blessings and so many more!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! 😀 I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving week – One filled with love, laughter, thankfulness and lots and lots of good food!
I am Thankful for Jollof Rice today. What are you thankful for? :)
Bible Verses about Attitude of Gratitude





Thanks for reading, Dear Friends – Have a wonderfully blessed, stress-free, productive, and joyful day!
Much Love & Blessings,
Bomi Jolly ~ JollyNotes.com
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