Our plan is to fill the week with the notion of Thanksgiving. Someone once wrote:
“I AM THANKFUL FOR the teenager who is not doing dishes but is watching T.V., because that means she is at home and not on the streets. FOR the taxes I pay, because it means I am employed. FOR the mess to clean after a party, because it means I have been surrounded by friends.
I AM THANKFUL FOR the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means I have enough to eat. FOR my shadow that watches me work, because it means I am out in the sunshine. FOR a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and gutters that need fixing, because it means I have a home.
I AM THANKFUL FOR all the complaining I hear about the government, because it means we have freedom of speech. FOR the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot, because it means I am capable of walking and I have been blessed with transportation. FOR my huge heating bill, because it means I am warm.
I AM THANKFUL FOR the lady behind me in church that sings off key, because it means I can hear. FOR the pile of laundry and ironing, because it means I have clothes to wear. FOR the weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day, because it means I have been capable of working hard.
I AM THANKFUL FOR the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours, because it means I am alive. AND FINALLY…….the inbox: FOR too much e-mail, because it means I have friends who are thinking of me.
Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 9:11
“You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us;”
What are you thankful for?
Who has shown you great generosity?
What helps produce thanksgiving?
Prayer: Holy God, you bless me with a capacity to live in thankfulness. Let it settle deep down in my heart and let goodness follow me all the days of my life. Amen