To me, Thanksgiving isn’t just a holiday that happens once a year.
During Thanksgiving, we often tell others what we are thankful for. I don’t think that should be limited to once a day in October or November, depending where you live.
Really, we should be thankful every day.
What It Means
To be thankful means to express feelings of gratitude, to appreciate something, or someone.
Sometimes, when life throws us for a loop, it’s hard to see the good. We tend to focus on the negative aspects. But, even during those trying times, we can be thankful for something. Focusing on the good can help redirect our thinking to something more positive.
I know, normally, people tend to list what they are thankful for at Thanksgiving. It’s not Thanksgiving now, it’s already passed for us here in Canada. But, I’m going to list some things that I am thankful, or grateful, for.
- My salvation
- My husband and step-son
- My other family members
- My home
- My church
- My job
- Living in Canada
- The beauty in Nova Scotia – lots of gorgeous places to see and explore
- The leaves changing colour this time of year (gorgeous!)
- I can see and hear
- I can walk (have the use of my legs)
- I can read and write
- The generosity of others
Those are just 15 things I’m thankful for. Of course, there are many more people and things, but this is just a start.
I’d like to start a regular series on the blog to help remind myself to be thankful in all situations, like Paul talks about. I think it’s a good way to help me redirect my focus during those difficult times.
And I’d like to be able to share that with you, to help you as well. I’d like you to share the things you’re thankful for on Thankful Thursdays as well. I think this would be a great way to help us be more encouraging to others so that we can be reminded that there is always something to be thankful for, every day – not just at Thanksgiving.
So, even though I’m a day late because it’s Friday, let’s get the ball rolling.
Leave a comment with something you are thankful for today.