Happy Thanksgiving to you! It’s the one holiday where you don’t have to buy or shop for anything other than food; the one time all year when we can just enjoy our homes, our families and our blessings. Until the Christmas rush sweeps us into a frenzy.
So I ask: shouldn’t we have Thanksgiving every day? Maybe stretching out Thanksgiving all year can be a good thing.
I know we’ve all heard about starting a gratitude journal but sometimes that ends a silent death when we get too busy or too tired to write in it. So what would be another way to keep up with acknowledging our blessings?
Why not use social media? Each day of the year, you could post on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter an image or a statement of what you are thankful for. Then those who see it may continue the practice and we would then have lots of positive posts all around our country!
Many of us are truly thankful for so much: our families, our health, our homes and jobs. And we love to share pictures of our animal friends, a brilliant sunrise or that had-to-find rainbow. So perhaps this might be a way to have a gratitude journal that others could share too.
Manna from Heaven
The world is literally at the brink of war. I know there are many of you who may be living in fear of what tomorrow may bring. But over and over again Jesus told us not to fear. This holiday season, my prayer for you is to let go of any fear, anger, hostility or unforgiveness you may have and give all your worry and concerns to the Lord. He cares for you. He sees you. And He will never let go of your hand.
“When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, thy consolations delight my soul.” Psalm 94:19
“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come nor power, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
“O come let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.” Psalm 95:1-2