Thanksgiving.......an act of giving thanks or an expression of gratitude especially to God. Wow! How many of us gave our gratitude to God this season? Or, each day? How about to your family and friends who mean so much to you - did you say "I am glad you are in my life - thank you for being my friend" lately???? If not, now is the perfect time to stop and do so!
Can the Thanksgiving holiday really be over with already this year in 2012???? This year has just flown by, hasn't it? With all the hustle and bustle of our lives, time seems to go faster and faster as I get older.....and older........LOL
One of my favorite songs at this time of year and all year round says:
"Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks unto the Holy One, give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son. And now, let the weak say I am strong, let the poor say I am rich, for what the Lord has done for us.
Give thanks, give thanks, give thanks."
Let that sink into your soul for a minute..........are you grateful to have breath this day? To see the sunshine or clouds today? To have a roof over your head and food in the pantry? To have responsibilities to take care of? To love those around you?
Have you stopped to say thanks to our creator for all the waterfall of blessings He bestows on us each day? If not, consider doing that today! There's no better way to start a day than to say, "Thank you!"
Each Thanksgiving I send my family a saying I got in a Hallmark card years ago that says:
"Like an old country road, our Thanksgiving memories bring us to the warm familiar places we love, and the cherished faces waiting there."
Give thanks for those faces that you got to celebrate this Thanksgiving with - whether in spirit or while being together! It is a wonderful thing to give thanks! It opens our hearts to all the love just waiting for us to give and receive!! I am thankful you took the time to read this.......thank you!