When you read this post, you might possibly be in the middle of preparing the Thanksgiving meal, or traveling to wherever to celebrate this special day be it with relatives, neighbors, friends, or possibly a fancy restaurant.(that sounds like a great idea, but my family would revolt if we did not have our traditional Thanksgiving meal in our home) I hope that wherever you are or wherever you are going, to stop and give thanks for continued blessings. I know that all of us have burdens we carry, but stopping to count our blessings seems to make those burdens a little less burdensome. Oh yes, they are still there and always will be as your life continues to unfold. But I bet that if you listed all your troubles on a piece of paper, and then continued with listing all of your blessings, the list of blessings would far outnumber the troubles. We have all heard these messages before, this is not a new thought, just a reminder, more to myself than you who visit our blog and leave us little love messages.
I think most of us get a little annoyed with the retail industry and their insistence on pushing Christmas in our faces immediately after Halloween or neighbors hanging their Christmas lights burning them brightly 2 weeks before Thanksgiving which leaves me wondering “do all those people just skip Thanksgiving and go right into the rush of the Christmas holidays?” Stop, count your blessings, thank God for the grace he shines down upon us. God gives, we need to return. Don’t rush the gratitude.