I find it interesting that once a year we make a huge effort to make sure everyone has a good Thanksgiving! And while there’s nothing wrong with that – for, we surely need to be thankful for what our forefathers did for us, as well as for the many blessings we have as Americans – blessings that I’m afraid we’ve all taken for granted and can be lost in the blink of an eye. But I digress.
Let me suggest something to you this Thanksgiving. Before you sit down to partake of a Thanksgiving feast, take time to make a list of the 10 things you are most thankful for. Now, don’t feel bad if you have more than 10 – thankfulness has a way of building momentum, once you get started! Why not use this Thanksgiving season to say “thanks” to the people who make your day run smoothly? Then, pray for those who have trouble finding things for which to be thankful. Maybe they’re alone this year or homeless. Perhaps they’re having financial difficulties or even facing death or tremendous illness. And while you’re at it, thank God for all His blessings in your life. I promise if you’ll do this, Thanksgiving will take on new meaning.