When the rainbow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth. Genesis 9:16
Now, I know this verse doesn't have the word thankful in it and it doesn't refer to being grateful to God for anything. However, what more is there to be thankful for than the promise of God in visible form? If a rainbow in the sky reminds God of the covenant He made with Noah and all living creatures...then shouldn't we be reminded of God's promise as well?
one - visual reminders of God's promise- When we lived in Hawai'i we saw rainbows at least once a month...if not more. Amazingly beautiful. Now that we're back on the mainland, and have been for several years, rainbows are a rarity. While on vacation in September we were excited to see two rainbows in one week!
two - short lived colds - Miss E had a very short cold that, thankfully, the rest of us didn't get. With the cold/flu season getting closer it was nice to avoid this first little one.three - the return of our car - Although it's been a month or so since our car broke down and we had some unnecessary work done on it, we are thankful that we finally found a knowledgeable mechanic that fixed the real problem and now we have two cars again.