It’s Not What You’re Thankful For, It’s WHO You’re Thankful For
I love Thanksgiving. It gives us a chance to stop and think about all that we have to be thankful for. But its not just about thanks. Thanksgiving is really two words, thanks and giving. Be thankful, but also be giving. Pay that thanks forward by giving.
Another thing I love about Thanksgiving is that its a holiday far less commercialized than Christmas, so there’s less clutter to get in the way of the real meaning of Thanksgiving. Even in trying times we have so much to be thankful for but its not WHAT we are thankful for, its WHO we are thankful for. Its not about the latest I-phone or HD TV or that new job or new car—its about people! We give thanks to those we love, friends, family, coworkers, in church and in school. The people we interact with along life’s journey are the most important things in life. Be thankful for how you can make their lives better in some small way and keep the giving in Thanksgiving.
Oh, and don’t forget the one who made it all possible, don’t forget to thank the Lord first!!