Are you getting ready for the feast?
- Turkey and/or ham
- Dressing (so many varieties)
- Green bean casserole
- Green salads
- Sweet potatoes with marshmallows browned on top
- Mashed potatoes with butter
- Cranberry… something
Then after your nap and a little football, you dig into the pumpkin pie, apple pie, butterscotch pie or some other yummy creation. Back to the sofa to digest and enjoy those you love.
It’s a great time to let go of worries and concerns… and just spend time with family and friends. For some it’s a good group to be around and for others, it is a chore (we’ll pray for your sanity!). Buck up, it’s only one day! 🙂
Regardless, it’s a time to be thankful for how God has blessed you. You ARE blessed, you know. Even if:
- your marriage is in trouble
- you have a wayward child
- your bills have you strapped
- you’ve lost your job
- your health is declining
You are blessed. Be thankful for what God had done and for what God is doing in your life.
- If you and your spouse aren’t seeing eye to eye… be thankful that God is giving you the chance to grow your level of patience.
- If your child is making bad choices… be thankful you get a crash course in trusting Him.
- If your finances are not adding up… be thankful God’s provision is sufficient.
- If you are looking for work… be thankful for the opportunity to try something new.
- If you’re facing health issues… be thankful that in heaven your body will work perfectly.
It’s a shift in perspective. A different way to look at your challenges. An eternal focus. A way to live above your circumstances rather than in them.
While this holiday season brings out the best in most, this week in particular is the one time of year we give thanks. So, let’s do that.
Let’s be thankful for the easy things… and for the hard things. Either way, they are all blessings.
Happy Thanksgiving! Know that I am thankful for you!
I’m going to be enjoying the rich, sweet blessings of my family and friends and Black Friday (pray for me!). I’m signing off until next Monday!!