I'm sitting here on this cold November morning thinking about Thanksgiving this week. I'm very much looking forward to being with family and enjoying the day.
I think all too often, though, we make light of giving thanks. Maybe your family goes around the table and everyone says what they are thankful for. That is a great practice, but do we really take the time to stop and think about it and are we really thanking God for it?
If you are anything like me, there are always things you want. I want a new camera, a new couch, new clothes, something for dinner that isn't what we have in the fridge. I want to buy a house, have kids, have the option to not have to work when we do have kids. I'm sure you all could make a list of things you want, too.
But then I think about what I have. I have a warm house, plenty of clothes, food in the fridge so I never have to go hungry, money in the bank, a car to get to my job, a cozy warm bed, an amazing husband who loves me, a wonderful family, a church family that cares for and loves me, and a heavenly Father who blessed me with all this and loves me no matter what and gives me grace in every circumstance. How can I not thank Him?
Have a wonderful thanksgiving!