Today is Thanksgiving and, as the name implies, it is a day to reflect and be grateful for all that you have, all that you are. In tough economic times like ours, I think it best to remember not the extravagances of life, but instead the fundamental things. Be thankful for your job that provides an income to live, be it lavish or simply day-to-day. Be thankful for your home, a roof over your head, and a shelter from the storm. Be thankful for your friends and family who stick with you in times of plenty and times of want. How much more difficult would life be without steadfast companions? Be thankful for your health, that which us the strength, will, and ability to accomplish our goals. But most importantly, give thanks to God, your God and mine; for all that he gives us.
Remember that money can be squandered, time can be wasted, friends can become enemies, family can become estranged, and your health can deteriorate. And yet YHWH endures forever. So even if your life is at a low point, I encourage you to be of good spirits and be mindful of all of your blessings whatever they may be.
Today is Thanksgiving in our country.
Give thanks for life.
Give thanks to God.