It’s easy to look back and think what we should have done or how we should have reacted in certain situations such as Thanksgiving day.
Let’s look around more and see the real beauty that surrounds us. Simple things such as getting up in the morning, being able to see, hear, walk, love, and be loved, being able to be called a child of God even when we didn’t deserve it, are all things to be thankful for. Let’s not forget that our Lord Jesus gave Himself for us. Without His amazing grace, we wouldn’t be saved from our sins!
Let’s pray more, love more, listen more, play more, read more, and share more. Look at little children, and learn from how they play so innocently. Let’s see every day as a new day to experience the blessings that God has given us, especially compared to so many who don’t have what we take for granted. Let’s be grateful for God’s promises and faithfulness. We don’t deserve such unconditional love, yet it is there for us!
Here’s our list of 10 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving day:
- Food (in abundance)
- Fresh air
- Children’s laughter (and babies’ giggles)
Let’s count our blessings, not our problems!
May this Thanksgiving be an opportunity for you to show others the blessings of following an amazing God, who wants our happiness in all things, not just in some things.
Below are some Bible verses that echo this theme of thankfulness. What are you thankful for?
Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.