(to read the entire post click on the above title “THANKSGIVING”)
Part 1 What
Today before my husband and I bring out our Christmas decorations I want to slow down and share with you another holiday. Thanksgiving falls on November 28 this year. I do a minimal amount of decorations for Thanksgiving as you can see from the photos below. While my Christmas decorations are possibly over the top, the way I celebrate Thanksgiving is equally as important but in a quieter, more subdued way.
Part 2 Why
Back in November of 2017 Liz, a precious member of North Shore Church, taught a Bible study of which I was a member. Liz suggested that every day leading up to Thanksgiving we should come up with 5 things to thank God for. Thanksgiving came and went but I continued adding to my “thank You Lord” list.
Part 3 How
Perhaps you would like to make your own list. Just get yourself a spiral notebook and beginning today recording at least 5 things for which you are grateful. As you write these items down be sure to thank God for them.
I thought about posting the list I made back in 2017, but your list will probably not contain the same people and things. Nowadays I include who and what I’m thankful for in my daily prayers. And during the day when I realize God has blessed me with someone or something I just thank Him right then.
Recently both Stacy and Glenda (my current precious Bible study leaders) made a comment that reminded me of the Thanks Giving list I had recorded and saved on my computer back in 2017. They said, “What if we only had today what we thanked God for yesterday?” Hope this question will motivate you to find a pen and notebook and start your own “thank You Lord” list.