On Giving Thanks
When it comes holidays, I am a traditionalist. I believe Thanksgiving is a day we should set aside to be thankful for the blessings we have. While we undoubtedly would be better off if we expressed gratitude every day, I hope we all spend a little time on this one day a year thinking of our family and friends and reflecting on the many gifts and opportunities we have all received. (And personally, I don't think ignoring the holiday to spend the day Christmas shopping demonstrates gratitude or a thankful heart. Sorry, but it doesn’t.)
What am I thankful for this Thanksgiving? Many things. Here is a partial list:
What are you thankful for? I hope you can find a few quiet moments today to pause and reflect. The Pilgrims stopped working and building and harvesting to give thanks for what they already had and for the bright future God had provided for them. My Thanksgiving wish is that we all find time to put down the drumstick or mute the football game to do the same.
5/13/2019 07:28:05 pm
Just like you, I always have this default celebration idea of thanksgiving day. It has to be personal and something that comes from the heart, that's why I expect people who are close to my heart to do the same thing too. Thanksgiving day is an important celebration for me, that's why I always expect that other people would treat it the same way I see it. I know that it sounds a bit selfish, but influencing other people with the right ideas will never go wrong!
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