I have a wonderful extended family. We don't all see each other as much as we would like, but it is a joy to know each of them, and to know that each of them is there for whatever need.
I have a wonderful family that lives with me. From my wife down to little Jonathan, God has blessed beyond measure.
I have a wonderful church family. The blessing that they are to me and my family could fill a blog post in itself. They love and care for us in a way that really shows the love of Christ they have for us.
He meets my needs. I had clothes to wear, wood to heat the house, food to eat, utilities to make life more comfortable, a roof over my head, a vehicle to drive (and cart the whole family around), and several blessings that go far beyond need (working appliances, comfortable furniture, books to read, toys for kids and for adults . . .)
I am able to enjoy several hobbies. I can run. I am able to garden. I can enjoy music through my guitars. I can play games. I can play around with wood working. I have tools to work on my van. I have plenty of food to cook / bake.
I have more money than I need. (Please notice that if your definition of need is different than mine, you may get an unrealistic view of my finances from this statement)
I have hope. Not the kind of hope that is a pie in the sky dream, but real, literal hope. I have a security that my sins have been forgiven. I have a security of being "In Christ," I have been crucified with him and raised with him to a new life. I have the hope of heaven, Jesus has gone to prepare a place for me. I have the assurance that the difficulties of this life cannot compare with the greatness of the joy that is to come.
"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."
- Romans 8:18