It’s farely easy to give thanks on a day set aside specifically for it.
Or not, depending on where you’re at on your journey right now, friend. I can’t be sure if you’re feeling stuck or thriving on happiness? Wherever you’re, hang with me for a moment as we search to find more of the “good life” offered each of us.
Historically it’s written, 53 surviving pilgrims celebrated their successful harvest in the Fall of 1623. That’s over 300 years ago. Have we by now, gotten good at giving thanks?
After traumatic travel, deaths, and working hard to settle in… Together, the remaining few, celebrated the life they had come to.
They celebrated their “now”. Because maybe they knew, gratitude awakens what is good in life, which may be even more valuable in difficult times.
Perhaps the best way to help others in time of need, is to give thanks. Just like laughter, thankfulness is contagious… Will we embrace a thankful heart in our “now” moments, is the big question? Will this come home to rest awhile in me and you…
Just because “Thanksgiving Day’s” been cooking up a storm in this country for 300 plus years doesn’t mean we’ve mastered it. So, whatever you have to share and give, do it now friend.
My wish for you, as you set that table full with fixings and make room for extra family, is for your heart to soar with a new kind of thanks that goes a bit deeper than you’ve ever experienced. A thanks that dives into the depth of the life He has given.
My prayer is that you know Him. He already knows you.
May this year be the best one yet.
May you see everyone in front of you this Thanksgiving, and take it all in. This is your life. May you taste deeper of Him this holiday season.
Choose to make it a Thanksgiving you’ll never forget. Because feeling full on hope and gratitude will do that to a person. It satisfies something more than a stomach.
God is here, in our “now”…
So eat, drink, be merry, and give thanks. And keep learning to add in more thanks every day after… Give thanks to the taste-bud giver *wink*!
“Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him”!
Psalm 34:8 NLT
Feel free to share how you’re, and what you’re thankful for here…