Monday, November 23, 2009

A time for Thanks!

Well as you all know this is the week of Thanksgiving. I truly do love this week and always have. I look forward to time with family and friends, good food and just good fun.

Thanksgiving in its origin was begun to give thanks to God for all He has provided. Thanksgiving is a time when we all stop and think about our blessings and that is wonderful. But why don't we do this everyday? If you are like me...the blessings in my life are abundant but how often do I grumble instead of giving thanks.

I am accepting a challenge from a blog I read to stop and give THANKS when I want to grumble instead. When I frown at the pile of dirty dishes in the sink I will stop and be Thankful for the food we enjoyed that sat upon those plates. When I don't feel like working out I will be thankful that my lungs work, my ability to move is not limited and workout with a smile (this one will be hard!! :-) )

So will you join me? Will you be thankful everyday this week? And maybe even continue this effort beyond Thursday! If you accept this challenge then leave a comment here and go ahead and post something like this on your blog. Let's spread the THANKSGIVING!!

Now, none of us will be perfect this week in our efforts to not grumble but to give thanks but not to fret. Get back on your horse and be thankful!

Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.
(Ephesians 5:4 ESV)

May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Be safe in your travels and enjoy your time with family and friends.

1 comment:

Cheryl Barker said...

Amy, just wanted to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving week -- and I will try to be thankful instead of grumble! No promises, but I'll try :)

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