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.
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