I think Thanksgiving should be everyday. Oh, not the turkey, dressing, and cranberry sauce but having a thankful heart. Each night before bed I thank the Lord for all He is, all He does, and who He is, and the one thing I don’t ever want to forget is to thank Him for loving me in spite of all my flaws.
With the holidays, (I hate Christmas being referred to as a “holiday,”) but with what we refer to as the holidays; Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, so many of us are caught up in the traditional baking, gift shopping, and party’s that it may be difficult to focus on writing.
I have found this to be true the last few days. There’s just too many distractions, places to go, things to be done before the mad crowds hit the Malls and stores. I refuse to shop after Thanksgiving!
It is also a time of year that can be very difficult, so for those of us that are reminded of childhood pain and suffering or are grieving losses of loved ones, there is hope and we can be thankful for our Lord and Savior that understands our pain and is faithful to bring us through.
Maybe writing in our journals will help if we list those wonderful things that the Lord has done and be thankful we have Him as our Healer and the One who will dry our tears and get us through.
My suggestion is to do what makes you happy, be it serving others in a soup line, eating a Hungry Man turkey dinner while watching cartoons, or cooking a huge Thanksgiving dinner. Be thankful for all the mercy and blessings the Lord has showered us with.
Me? I am thankful that my roommate loves to cook. She’s cooking a big dinner and I’m eating it.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We’ll get back to writing after our tummies are full.