Giving Thanks

Do you look forward to Thanksgiving?

What a great holiday. It’s one of the few times we happily grant ourselves permission to eat whatever we desire, guilt free. A piece of pumpkin pie now and another later? Sure! It’s Thanksgiving.

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” Erma Bombeck

But, Thanksgiving is more than tables laden with food, football games, and holiday parades.

We set aside a day to not only share a meal with friends and relatives - we come together to share the bond of family. Despite any differences, conflicts with each other, or personal struggles.

My family has much to be thankful for. Our grown children are safe, healthy, happy, and leading productive lives. And we truly enjoy spending time together.

I’m blessed.

But, I don’t give God near the credit that I should. It’s easy to be caught up in schedules and accomplishing the tasks or goals on our lists. And it’s easy to be deceived that blessings come from anywhere else but Him.

“Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.” Henry Ward Beecher

Give thanks…and have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Pilgrim Girl

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