Give Me A Grateful Heart O Lord!

What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving? What are you on your knees for as you look back at 2016?

The early English settlers in Plymouth were on their knees in 1621 for an abundant harvest that assured them they wouldn’t starve during the coming winter. The first Thanksgiving set the tone down through the years for an “attitude of gratitude” that we will once again experience this Thursday as we sit down to a feast of plenty.

Here are a couple of things we all should be on our knees on Thanksgiving to god for in 2016. Feel free to add some of your own.

First of all, God bless America, land that I love , stand beside her and guide her in the coming year. We live in the most compassionate, God loving country in the world, a real beacon of freedom to those yearning to be free. As Chronicles 1 16;34 says “give thanks to the Lord for he is good: his love endures forever.”

Thanksgiving is a day of feasting and merriment as families enjoy a hearty meal of turkey with all the trimmings. Most families have their own unique sometimes quirky ways of celebrating the day. But many time what makes it special is how multi-generational it is with great grandparents down to tots witting around the table. This is a good time for everyone to go around the table and share one thing they are grateful for.

Thanksgiving happens once a year but perhaps we could pay it forward with at capital “T”. Let the ” attitude of gratitude” be expressed two or three times a week in tour home by acknowledging what you are grateful for. Have family members share at least one good thing that happened to them that day or week.

Meister Eckhart said: “If only the prayer you said in your whole life was “thank you” that would be enough”. Do you agree?


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