Always Be Thankful
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching next week, a common question people ask is “What are you thankful for?”. Some people might say friends, family, their dog, the list can go on and on. While I love that this season and holiday bring on a time for reflection of what we are grateful for; I always try to remind people that we can be thankful year-round. It shouldn’t just be one day of the year where we tell our mom, “Oh hey mom yeah I am thankful for you,” we should tell them all the time!
1 Thessalonians 5:18 tells us to be “thankful in everything, in all circumstances,” this verse speaks so much truth! It would be kind of silly if we only thanked the Lord on Easter for sending Jesus to die on the cross for our sins now wouldn’t it? We thank the Lord every day for all of our many blessings He bestows on us, because we ARE thankful each and every day.
You don’t have to verbally tell someone you’re thankful or grateful for them either. While it is nice to always hear how appreciative you are that someone is in your life, you could show your gratefulness just by spending time with them, or maybe buying them a coffee. I know my favorite way to show my parents I appreciate all they do for me is to work hard in school and put God first always, because I am thankful they gave me the opportunity to receive a higher education and I want to make them proud!
My challenge to you this Thanksgiving, when you are eating your yummy turkey and stuffing (or you know ham if you prefer it), is it not only tell the people in your life on that day you’re thankful for them, but constantly work to remind them. After Thanksgiving, take the time once or twice out of your month to remind those people you’re glad you have them and that God blessed your life through their presence. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Posted on Wed, December 4, 2019
by Tyler Williamson