Do you find it difficult to fill your sack with positive thoughts and blessings these days?
Yeah, me too.
I can stuff it with sadness, but it's the Thanksgiving season, a time for me to be grateful.
We forget the simple gifts of life, that is, until they're gone. Then we miss them and wish we had them back. We find ourselves thanking God for the times we enjoyed them. In gratitude, we ask Him to return them.
What kinds of simple things, you ask?
How about an appetite to enjoy food. Air to breathe. Eyes to see. Ears to hear. Nose to smell. Tongue to talk. Legs. Arms. Lips to kiss. Hair on our head. Yep, we miss these wonderful blessings when they are no longer there.
And there's people and institutions: Family. Friends. Government.
What? Government? Yeah, I know. There are a lot of bad apples out there in charge of our lives right now, but we have some sort of order. Before driving laws came to be, motoring was more than hazardous. It was deadly!
Even if we have little this year, we have much. Let's think on the abundance we have.
"Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are hones, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think of these things." Philippians 4:8 KJV.