Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Coffee - My comfort food
Daylight - Shutters have to come down! No daylight = depressing.
Gasoline - The thought of going empty with no gas is frightening.
Electric - No I didn't lose mine at the house, that's why I am thankful.
Internet - Don't have any and I really, really miss it.
Family - Being locked up in the house with them can drive you crazy. But I wouldn't trade anything in the world for it.
Reading - This goes to no internet. I read off my iPad. No internet, no iPad.
Prayer - Prayers were short and real during the hurricane. "Oh, Jesus!!!" was said, a lot!
Hot Food - After a few days of eating hurricane food a hot meal was wonderful!
Neighbors - People who ask, "Are you ok?" is actually quite comforting.
Air Conditioning - We are spoiled. But without it is miserable.
And Church - Seeing friends and worshipping God together is such an important part of life. I really missed last Sunday.
If your list isn't as far as mine is right now, don't worry. Life will return to normal. After living through enough of these events, I can tell you that everyone is different. But there will be points of joy in your future where you will give thanks for a hot hamburger or a flash of internet signal.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, I am counting my blessings today. AMEN