Each year in November I read post after post on social media about people giving thanks for various things in their life. They call it, “30 Days of Thanks.” I participated one year and really enjoyed thinking about the things I am truly thankful for on a daily basis. The hardest thing about participating was remembering to post something everyday. Sometimes life gets busy and we don’t feel like we have time to get everything done. But oh how important it is to take some time everyday and be thankful!
Have you ever given something to your child and been frustrated by their lack of appreciation? It is annoying when they act as if they deserve what you are giving them rather than being thankful for what they receive. Sometimes it even makes us feel like not giving them anymore than what they already have at the time. It is the entitlement factor. The kids just expect it. And it is never enough, they just want more and more.
I wonder if our Heavenly Father feels disappointed when we aren’t grateful for what He has given to us. I wonder if He gets frustrated when we don’t take the time to say thank you for the many blessings in our lives. I am certain there is reason the Bible tells us again and again to be thankful and to praise the Lord for His goodness. We are to praise Him and thank Him even when times are hard. So how much more should we be praising Him and thanking Him when things are great?
This Thanksgiving let’s take time to tell our loved ones how much we love and appreciate them. And let’s set aside some time to thank God for everything He has given us. We are so blessed. Let’s not sit back and act entitled as if we deserve all the good things in our lives. But instead let’s truly thank God for each and everything He has done and continues to do for us.
Because what if we woke up tomorrow with only the things we thanked God for today???
Hebrews 12:28 “Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude…”
I Chronicles 16:34 “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; his love endures forever.”
Psalm 100:4 “Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.”
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, my friends and family. I thank God for your friendship and love. God has blessed my family by placing each of you in our lives.
*Party of 8*