Happy Thanksgiving! As usual, I’m amazed that it’s that time of year already. Why is it that it seems to come earlier every time?
Anyway, this year I want to remind myself that though we’ve set aside a holiday in order to give thanks, thankfulness isn’t some annual attitude that we’re called to practice on only on this special occasion – it is a disposition that should shape our lives every moment of the day.
With that said, here’s my list – the five things that I am most thankful for as we celebrate this day:
1). God’s faithfulness – it never ceases to amaze me.
2). The wisdom of my parents – True, I don’t always agree with them right away, but the older I get, the more I understand what they say and the more I am thankful for the things that they do.
3). My loving and understanding friends – God has blessed me with some pretty amazing people in my life!
4). Trials – It’s a strange thing to be thankful for, I know… but without them I wouldn’t learn the way that I do and I wouldn’t be as close to my Lord as I am.
5). This blog – Honestly, having this blog is a huge blessing to me. Even this post made me focus my mind on what I am most thankful for, rather than falling into the rut of my own complaints (which is all too easy to do).
So what are you thankful for on this Thanksgiving day? I have no doubt that the Lord has blessed you in some way; don’t forget to say “Thank you.”