Today is the day of Thanksgiving in America. It is a day of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole (my contribution), and pumpkin pie. It is a day of football. It is family and traditions.
It is a time to be reflective on all you have to be grateful for.
This year, my Thanksgiving looks and feels a little different. Our traditions have been altered due to family logistics and other particular issues. Our college age daughter is working. There are other variables in life that just makes this year’s Thanksgiving different.
What about you? Are you trying to move forward with life even though things are different?
God uses those messy situations, those hard times, the devastating moments, the lonely days…all of it to draw us closer to Him.
It may not make things easy, but today I choose gratitude.
This Thanksgiving may be a bit different but wow, do I have so much to be thankful for.
Just a week ago, I was able to observe my college age daughter in all her glory leading a children’s program. This morning, my teenage son is baking just because he loves to cook. My dogs lay peacefully at my feet. I have accomplished a huge feat in my professional goals. My husband and I celebrated 20 years of marriage earlier this year. I have an accountability partner who is encouraging me to write daily for #Nanowrimo. And I sure do have a lot of great friends!
Yup, there’s a lot to be grateful as I reflect today.
Despite it’s been a few weeks since I have had a moment to catch my breath to blog and my back spasms continue and my stomach issues are flared, Thanksgiving is so much more than food and traditions. It is a moment to pause and realize life may be full of challenges, but it is also overflowing with everyday blessings.
Happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful for each and everyone of you. Thank you for taking a moment to pause and read my thoughts. What are you thankful for today?
Gratitude is a choice. Choose it.