God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Be Thankful

On Thursday, those of us in the US will be celebrating a day set aside to give thanks to God for all His blessings.  Sadly, many people seem to believe it's just a day to enjoy a good meal, watch endless football games on television, & prepare to "power shop" the Black Friday sales   : (  

I've been thinking all month about God's blessings. Don't get me wrong ... I think about them all through the year.  November, however, seems to make me think about them even more.  Is my life a bed of roses?  No.  None of us have a life like that. We can, however, focus on what's good in our lives rather than what's bad.  And there is always ... ALWAYS ... good to be found in our lives.

This coming Thursday ... while you're stuffing the turkey, baking the pies, setting the table, & cleaning up afterward ... really think about how God has blessed you.  And be thankful.  Be ever so thankful. A thankful heart is the best gift you can give to God, to the people around you, & to yourself.  

I wish you a very happy & blessed Thanksgiving day!   


Vickie said...

Thank you Shirlee! I pray you and John have a blessed Thanksgiving.

EvalinaMaria said...

Happ Thanksgiving to you too!
Evalina, This and that...

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Every day is a blessing and a gift! We are delivering Meals on Wheels on Thursday and doing Room in the Inn on Friday--no power Black Friday shopping--there will be some football games watched

Frances N said...

Thank you for a beautiful post and wonderful thoughts!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Robin said...

Sending you Thanksgiving blessings through cyber space to you and your family, Shirlee.

Robin in Virginia

Justine said...

Thank you for this lovely post. We don't have Thanksgiving in the UK but I have so many US friends now through blogging that I am going to celebrate along with you! We all have much to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours xx

Julie said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day

Maggee said...

Giving Thanks is fading from the forefront, and Griping is taking front stage... It is sad! We had all the family over, a big meal and a happy time! God is good! Hugs!