Well, it’s that time again… crazy crowds in Market Basket when I try to get all those special ingredients for the secret family recipes for stuffing and pie and that bean casserole… “Hey! Could you leave at least a little room to get by with my cart, PLEASE?!!” – And then there’s the time with the extended family at the dinner table. OK. We better not bring up the election or you know who is gonna blow their top and Ms. Somebody may break down in tears. And, well, better not talk too much about church, ’cause then they’ll say I was preaching… and then there’s the health problems and the dietary issues and the drama because he hates what she did a dacade ago and never apologized for… WHY DO WE BOTHER????
Because God called us to be thankful. To give thanks in all circumstances. With prayer and thanksgiving to present our requests before God. (Phillippians 2:4-8)
Actually, it’s not really too hard for me to be thankful, because I am incredibly blessed- and I’ll bet you are, too if you take a minute to think about it.
So here is a list of some of the things and people I am thankful for this year. I challenge you to make your own list!
Oh- I am also grateful that when the hood of my car fell on my head when I was trying to jump-start my ride on lawn mower with my van (unsuccessfully!) that even though I was rushed to the hospital with a big gash in my head and needed stitches- that I didn’t even get a concussion! It could have been so much worse!- And that it is healing well!
Many blessings to you and yours this Thanksgiving and always!