Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Thanksgiving Is A Great Day For Reflecting On All The Things We Should Be Thankful For.

     In today's world people just seem to be busier than I can ever remember. Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite Holidays. I hope this Thanksgiving we can all slow down long enough to be thankful for all God's blessings. Blessings come in many forms, I would like to share a few with you.
     Family is what Thanksgiving is all about. Be thankful for all members of your family. Family doesn't have to be perfect in order to be thankful for them.
     I have so many things to be thankful for. I am so thankful that God has seen fit for me to to be able to be married to two Angels.
     Where or who would we be without family? They are our foundations, our roots, they love us at our best and even more important at out worst.
     Thank God for Martha, Jimmy, and Jessica. Thank God for Barbara, Brett, Carter, Griffin, and Christopher, and all the great times and memories we have had. Thank God for the short time Janet was a part of my life.
     Thanksgiving is also a time to give thanks for our frineds. Friends are the family we get to choose for ourselves. Just like our families they love us eve with our imperfections. They see the best in us when we don't. They show up whenwe need them even though they don't have to. They celebrate our accomplishments with us. They make us laugh when we are sad. They some times even make us cry, but most of the time they are tears of joy. Thy're just there, and most of the time that's all we need them to do.
     I tell people all the time althoigh I am an only child I have more brothers and sisters than any one I know.
     I can't imagine a world without Grandchildren, They are a constant reminder of what is most beautiful about the world. There have been times when I was having a bad day, but a smile, a laugh, a hug, or a I Love You Papa makes me forget what ever may have been bothering me. Grandchildren see the world without distorted lenses, they are so innocent.
     Spend time with children seven or younger and people seventy or older. You can learn a lot from both age groups.
     Good health is one of those things we take for granted until we don't have it any more. If you have the ability to walk, talk, sing, and laugh, just remember the people who would like to be able to do those things and can't.
     Tomorrow is never guaranteed to us, so if we get to it we should be happy about it. Think of all the people young and old that didn't make it to this day. Those of us that have made it to this day should think how lucky we are and treat it as such.
     As I have reached the ripeold age of 73 and have been doing a review of my life I realize how lucky I have been. Of course there were many times when I didn't think that way, but this is one time where hindsight is a good thing.
     Reflect upon your present blessings of which we all have many, not on your past
misfortunes of which we all have had some.
     Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.
     What we do for ourselves dies with us, what we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.
     If we meet someone who owes us thanks, we right away remember that. But how often do we meet someone to whom we thanks without remembering that?
     We can always find something to be Thankdful for, no matter what may be the burden of our wants.
     Wow, I just keep thinking of reasons I should be thankful but I will end it with this thought.
     Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the special and wonderful people who have entered our lives and make each day more beautiful and meaningful. I hope you have many reasons to be thankful not just on Thanksgiving but every day.
     My Thanksgiving prayer for you " The God Of Love And Peace Be With You 
     Corinthians 13:11
     God Bless You On Thanksgiving And Always., 


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