Thanksgiving All Year

Have you recently heard someone say, “At least Thanksgiving is over.” I did and was puzzled at first and then sad to think that a person does not or cannot find any other day of the year to say “thanks” or give “thanks” or count their blessings.

Did you let such an opportunity pass by? So many times I should have said those words.  We often fail to express our gratitude to God or one another.  God provides people on this earth to direct us to certain experiences which by that very experience should emit from our mouth those simple words: THANK YOU or THANK GOD or just THANKS.

Is the giving of thanks over? I know it’s been a week since many of us gathered around the table and ate our fancy turkey or garnished ham and stuffed ourselves with Gramma’s great pumpkin or pecan pie. And who brought that mouth-watering salad and dressing? Was that you, Auntie?

It’s such a simple concept to stay in the mood of thankfulness and gratitude, but we try so hard to get it over and move to the next busy thing—the next advertised holiday—or the next crisis (the kind we often make for ourselves).

If we were to stop here at the time of Thanksgiving and vow to make it a year-long holiday, perhaps we could carry that feeling through the days, months and years. Shouldn’t it be about more than eating that pumpkin pie and watching the football game?

Lord, help me to thank you for all you have done for me and given me and blessed me with BEFORE I ask you for something else—before I start wanting more things. Let me ponder on the miraculous things you have given me to ease my journey along this road of life—the most selfless gift you could give—
Your Son for My Sin.
Amen – (vh)
 

“Thankfulness creates gratitude which
generates contentment that causes peace.”
― Todd Stocker

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

About Van Hess

Traveler, Writer, Dreamer ~ Across the Web ~ I blog at "New Journeys On Old Roads" ~ Follow me on Twitter @ VanHessTXred ~ Get Background on About.Me "Traveling with Van Hess" ~ Pin with Van on Pinterest

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

ultimatemindsettoday

A great WordPress.com site

Thoughts From The Road

Jotting it Down As I Go

GOD'S POETIC CHILD!!!

Dear Reader, I am here to give you a little taste of poetry with some water on the side. When you come on my blog that's all that you will taste is Poetry. Not the type of poetry where it doesn't have a meaning. The type of poetry where you will be inspired, uplifted and you will have a different mindset once you leave this site. You might even come to get a taste of this poetry again. Don't be afraid to let your kids read this blog. My poetry is for and to help the youth. Bring them along with you. You both are scrolling down your phone or on the computer anyway. Let's have fun and get a taste of some poetry. I promise this type of poetry tastes delicious. Grab a plate and a fork and I'll feed you. ENJOY!!!!

successlabtv

This WordPress.com site is the bee's knees

Derby City Rambler

Real Life. Real Stories. Real Words.

Poems & People

what if poems could be symphonies, and people their orchestra?

Cutenesss

More than just beauty & looks

ultimatemindsettoday

A great WordPress.com site

Gotta Find a Home

Conversations with Street People

Gabriel Lucatero

Official Site of a Hardly-known Writer

fangelsi

welcome

A Stairway To Fashion

contact: ralucastoica23@gmail.com

via GiantGag.com

Killing time just got a lot funnier !

keithgarrettpoetry

Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever

Redbird's Roost

The Future Is As Bright As The Promises Of God

Willis Island Walking

The story of a completed walk for charity around a desert island in the Coral Sea

David J. Bauman

The Dad Poet

%d bloggers like this: