It’s that time of year again. The holidays are heading our way–in a rapid fashion, I might add. That’s okay for me because I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS!!! Not sure if being born on a holiday naturally put that love in me; nevertheless, I do love them.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, literally–it’s tomorrow! When one thinks about Thanksgiving what normally comes to mind? Maybe it is the turkey and dressing and all the fix-in’s, maybe it is the eager anticipation of getting the newspaper to start planning out your Black Friday excursion, or maybe it is the football on TV that makes Thanksgiving for you. Not one of these things in and of themselves is wrong, in fact they can all be very good things. Good food…Good Deals… Good Football! I feel as if these things, though, can take our mind off of what Thanksgiving should truly be about.
Thanksgiving is just that, a time of “thanks” and “giving”. This post isn’t meant to be incredibly theological, it is meant to make us (you and I) think! How long has it been since I have taken 5 minutes out of my day just to be thankful? Have I actually approached someone personally and told them that I was thankful for their influence on my life, or that I was encouraged by something kind that they did for me? We live in a thankless generation, and sadly, I feel as if it has rubbed off on you and me. What is the solution to this? It is simple—be more thankful! Take some extra time this Thanksgiving and holiday season to notice the little things that people do for you.
O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. ~Psalm 118:29
“It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy!” ~Unknown