Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Give Thanks

I'm not going to say a lot today.  I shouldn't even be saying this much!

I am scrambling around (as I'm sure many of you are too) doing dishes and laundry, packing bags, cleaning, and taking care of any other last minute thing that needs done before a trip.  It's amazing how much work goes into leaving the house for just one night!  Throw a couple kids into the mix and things get really crazy!

Anyway, I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, and remind everyone to take the time to truly be thankful.

Before you sink into your turkey coma and then apply your war paint a few hours later for Black Friday, just stop and count your blessings.  Be grateful for your family and friends you get to spend time with.  Be grateful for a warm house and great food.  Be grateful to be alive!  

There are so many people who will be spending Thanksgiving alone and many families with nothing to eat.  So go ahead and eat as much as you can, but remember to be truly grateful for the abundance of food in front of you.  And before your roll your eyes and get annoyed with that off-the-wall relative you only see once a year, remember to be truly grateful you have family to spend the day with...then it's fair game :)

And please please please remember and recognize who you're giving thanks to!

Everything we have comes from God.  Our God is good and He provides!  He provides us with so much more than we could ever ask for...yet we sure do ask for a lot sometimes.

And many of us will be asking for a lot on Friday and spending our hard earned money at the Black Friday sales, which is okay, just remember to be grateful you have the means to do so!  Don't let your thankfulness end at 12 midnight when the first store opens and the craziness begins.

I know you already know all of this, but sometimes it's easy to forget.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

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