The time has come, Thanksgiving is near. My family can’t wait for the moment when the spread is laid on the table and were told to come and eat. We’ve already created our list of wants for this day.
On this day there will be enough for us to have seconds, thirds, fourths or fifths if one chooses.
On this day, food will fill all of our counters with turkey, ham, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, rice, beans, yams, cranberry sauce, rolls and salad. We can forget the best part “dessert”. Homemade Pumpkin pies, pecan pie, cookies, and all the whip cream that one can handle.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. The day starts off with the morning air being heated from the warmth of the oven. It doesn’t take long for the smell of the roasting turkey to fill the house. The only thing that could even come close to smelling better is when the pies are put into the oven to bake. We have to have pumpkin pie and pecan pie, it’s on the list! I bet this is what heaven smells like. Yum I can’t wait.
It’s hard to imagine that there could be anyone out there that would not agree with me but there is. This time of the year can be a difficult time for anyone that has to organize the events of the day. There’s a lot of moving parts to the celebration. To pull this off one needs to be very organized and needs to have the ability to multi task. You can’t forget anything, so a list needs to be created.
It could sound something like this, clean the refrigerator, clean the oven, clean the house, make sure the dog gets to the groomer, find out how many people will be coming, find a roaster for the turkey, make a list of the supplies for Thanksgiving, and go grocery shopping. You could get the sense that to the person doing the organizing, doesn’t get the warm fuzzy feeling that this day is going to be much fun.
For many of us this is how the day unfolds, we get so locked up into the food side of it all, that we forget why this is all happening in the first place . We get so lost in the make sure everything is ready and that nothing has been forgotten that we miss the true meaning of the day.
The meaning of Thanksgiving is the expression of gratitude for our families and friends, gratitude for good health, and safety, and gratitude especially to God.
“Remember this Thanksgiving that life is full of give and take, Remember to give thanks and take nothing for granted”.
Take the time this Thanksgiving day to show the gratitude you have with each other. We are blessed with so much abundance. We have been given so much, so lets share it with others. Invite a friend or friends to your home, support a worthy cause, make it a point to help someone in a positive way. You get the point, share and spread the abundance that the Lord has given us. Let’s do more then just eat and check things off our to-do list this Thanksgiving. Please share the ways that you showed gratitude, with us. “Happy Thanksgiving”
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever” Psalm 136:1
Remember To Keep rolling On!!