Giving Thanks

thankgiving-fall-photoFall is my favorite time of year and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.

For several reasons:

Cool, crisp days
Changing colors on the trees
Celebrating family
Calm before the busyness of Christmas
Chance to reflect on the goodness in my life and the blessings of God

Sometimes however, life throws curves that make giving thanks more challenging. Or impossible. So what happens when the goodness and blessings are hard to see? When life is challenging?

That is when I:

Choose to give thanks
Or try to
Look outside the circumstances
Or beyond my comfort level
Because God deserves my praise

1 Thessalonians 5:18

… give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

This year while it had it challenges, was also filled with blessing and was a much better year than last. So it was easier to give thanks. I can’t help but wonder if the years that hold difficulties and giving thanks is more difficult also bring me closer to God.

Something to think about in this season of thanksgiving.

With much thanksgiving, on the Journey, Jackie

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