Thanksgiving is just about here. I don’t know what each of your traditions are but we have turkey with all the fix-en’s. I LOVE turkey and stuffing. Especially the next day. yummy!!!!
Our pastor this past week spoke about being thankful. It really made me think. I mean really think.
Here are just a few of the things I am thankful for:
My Mamma and all those good times we had together. Oh how she could make me laugh…
My family, my brother and two sisters. All my nieces, nephews, grandchildren. aunts, uncles and cousins…..
For having Kelsey for those short 17 years and the memories I will have forever
For having Annie for those almost 40 years and the memories I will have forever
For my job
A roof over my head and food on my table
A car to drive
Cloths to wear
My health (even though I’m getting old…)
The moon, oh how I am thankful for the moon
The rain and even the snow…
But, most of all I am thankful for the Lord. Why you may ask? Because he gave me all of this and more. If it wasn’t for Him, I would have nothing. I would be nothing. My heart would empty.
You know, I look at everything I have that I am thankful for and think about people that are less fortunate. It makes me sad, so I donate to certain organizations, to my Church (so they can help the poor). Now I’m telling you this for any kind of praise. I am telling you this, because there are people that need us more fortunate people to help them out.
I bet you that the unfortunate people are also thankful for some of things I have mentioned. I bet they thank the Lord every time they get a hot meal or a warm place to stay. Or coat for their child.
You see I believe that sometimes we (the fortunate ones) forget to be thankful for what we have. I am guilty of it. I dwell so much on missing Kelsey, that I forget how lucky and thankful I am that I have my Courtney and my Ronnie. So from this day forward I am going to do what my pastor said;
“When the last thing you want to do is give thanks, (and I haven’t wanted to much of that the last 7 years), The first thing you have to be is thankful.” (Think of Everything you have)
Scripture for this blog comes from the book of Ephesians….
“speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
My prayer to each and every one of you as always is that you ask the Lord to come into your heart. That you have the relationship with him that I have. That we all meet in Heaven one day.”