Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. It is a holiday celebrated primarily in Canada and the United States.
A time to give thanks and spend time with family and friends. As a teacher, over the years I have shared this story with my students many times. If you have young children get them a copy, or you can read it online> The First Thanksgiving
With that being said, I just want to remind us that thanksgiving is more then just one day. The bible tells us “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God”. Philippians 4:6 in other words, Live a Life of Thanksgiving!
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a difference.
It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.
Prayer: Lord, we thank You for preparing a table before us, in the presence of our enemies. Thank You, for anointing our heads with oil; and for our cup that overflows. For this and so much more…we say Thank You Lord!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!