It’s the week of Thanksgiving here in the United States. It’s one of the holidays that I wish was celebrated around the world, though naturally, different countries would pick different days to celebrate it. There’s something innately wonderful about being grateful for what you’ve been given. It helps you to live outside of yourself for a moment, to remember that life isn’t all about you, and that others in your life have remembered that life isn’t about themselves long enough to bless you.
There’s always something to be grateful for, even if that is only that your tough times won’t last forever.
I’m not going to urge you to list things for which you’re thankful. There will be thousands of posts in the next few days that will urge you to do that more poetically than I could. Instead, I’m going to urge you to actually thank those who have blessed you, whether they’re coworkers, family, boyfriend or girlfriend, teacher, or someone else. Just as it helps you to be thankful, it helps others to be thanked, to know that their efforts are not wasted or ineffectual. It helps to know they’re making a difference, especially if they feel like nobody’s noticing.
And be sure to thank God as well, for it is Him from Whom all the truly good things in your life come.