November has arrived and we find ourselves in a season of thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is often attributed to a one day dinner event. There’s no denying the holiday, but Lord help us never put aside the gratitude we should all embrace.
What’s so fabulous about this season of thanksgiving?
Family members far and near often gather together, a much needed time to reconnect.
The beautiful colors of fall! Leaves turning, pumpkins and mums galore. The cool crisp air of the season, woodstove fires, and cozy comfort foods are all scenes that dance in my mind during this time. Because it’s not just the event, but all the feels and visuals we cherish from the past. Thankful for the past and hopeful for the future.
Living In Thankfulness
We have probably all been in situations where being thankful was not our first choice. Overworked, tired bodies can lend to a state of complaint. In the words of my sister, “Turn a complaint into thankfulness.”
I love to garden, but when crops fail or there are labor intensive chores to be done, being thankful is something I have to work at. Instead of complaining, my attitude can be thankful we have land to farm.
Thankful for health to be able to garden. There was a time when I was very sick, paralyzed and on a ventilator. I’m so thankful God healed me! So thankful that I have the health to do those labor intensive chores!
Living in thankfulness for the people around us, a home, a job…there’s always something to be thankful for. As I encourage you, I also encourage myself to live in a season of thankfulness.
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“I don’t know what lies around the bend, but I’m going to believe that the best does.” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness – just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.” Laura Ingalls Wilder