I was glad she said that - hearing her talk increased my own appreciation for Thanksgiving. Lessening my tendency to make it a pit-stop on the way to December 25th. But I noticed she said nothing about the joy that comes when you take time to count your blessings, realize where you've been fortunate this year, and thank God for it all. That's what makes this carb-loading holiday so sweet to me.
It awakens me to God's grace. His goodness. His gifts.
Oftentimes, hearing other people talk about what they are grateful for helps me to see my blessings and find my gratitude. So I've been looking forward to this month's devotional carnival all month. The topic is, you guessed it, GRATITUDE. I even pushed the carnival back a week so we could run it right up to Thanksgiving Day.
Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done.
~ Psalm 105:1
And that's precisely what I invite you to do. Write a post sharing your thankful thoughts, your gifted tidbits, your cornucopia of blessings, or your feelings about God and His greatness. And post your link here. Share with us in this season of gratitude what you are experiencing of God's loving-kindness, and in the process, we'll lift each other's spirits along with the name of God.
And let me just say, for the record, I am thankful for you. For every one of you who take the time to stop by here. To read. To ponder. To comment. To encourage. To participate. Or just to silently "amen" something said. You enrich my world. Blessings to you!