Friday, November 21, 2008

A time for thanks...

I came across these thoughts about Thanksgiving yesterday when I was researching some things for our church bulletin. I really liked the message and thought I would share it with you. It has encouraged me to contemplate all the blessings in my life.

How 'bout you? How many things can you come up with that you are thankful for? I imagine if we put our minds to it, we could have an endless list, from the simplest of smiles to the grandest of loves.

Take time in the coming week to thank God for life (and all it entails), love (and the joy it brings to your life) and liberty (we are so blessed to live in a free nation).

May you find inspiration in the following words...

"Thanksgiving is a great holiday! It focuses our minds on our blessings rather than on our problems. It makes the heart glad for what we have been given, and it takes our minds off the burdens we all have. Thanksgiving recognizes the giver as well as the gift. It keeps it on the positive side. In life of plenty and prosperity we seem to take everything for granted. How appreciative we should be for our blessings and what a wonderful thing is a holiday which focuses our attention on them. Thanksgiving is therapy we all need to keep cognizant of the blessings and the beauty of living. This year let's set aside a few minutes of the holiday to sit alone and think of the many things for which we should be thankful - then this great holiday will have true meaning for us."

~ "Thanksgiving" by Robert N. Filie ~

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