We are in the thick of “pumpkin spice everything” season. I have jokingly looked for the fresh scent of pumpkin toilet paper, but! Have yet to find any. I’m joking….I think. LOL
This is the month on the calendar that highlights giving thanks and it’s the month that plans are being made for family and friends to gather for the last Thursday of the month to share a tasty meal together as people are planning and preparing to be together as the Holiday season gets set in motion. It’s also the month for “Black Friday”, you know the BIGGE$T shopping day of the year, or so we’re told.
Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is a national holiday. It’s one day out of the 365 days that our nation intends for us to reflect upon the things of life that causes us to be comfortable, happy, and blessed as a nation and as individual beings.
Thanksgiving is a special season that singularly focuses on the act of giving thanks. People hang banners across their mantles proclaiming, “give thanks” while others share on social media something they are thankful for throughout the month.
But I think giving thanks is more than a day or even a month. Giving thanks is something we can do every day and should be a big part of who we are. In the good and the not so good, through the ups and downs, we can choose to react with gratitude.
In the Bible, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, we read, “And in the midst of everything be always giving thanks, for this is God’s perfect plan for you in Christ Jesus.”
If you can get a hold of this one verse of Scripture: it can make a remarkable difference in your life.
The next time you’re not sure what God wants from you, remember the answer remains the same, to live in gratitude by giving thanks.
Giving thanks IN everything shows a heart of faith that God is bigger than the difficulties that we’re in and that God will get us to the other side as we fill our heart with gratitude. So, in everything, remain grateful, which is offering thanksgiving to God.
“In everything, give thanks.”
May your Thanksgiving be wonderful and may you save a lot of money on Black Friday.
Happy Thanksgiving from me to you.