November first has officially kicked off the holiday season! Malls have started dusting off their Christmas decor and the discounts have begun to fill your emails. Nonetheless, let’s not forget the reason for the season! Let’s not forget to give thanks for all that we have or have ever had.
Thanksgiving is known for being a day filled with loving family, wonderful friends and delicious food. A holiday that causes long lines in the airports and grocery stores. But let’s never forget to focus on the thanks and the giving part of the word itself. As we move about trying to make proper arrangements, let us not forget to thank God for all that He has blessed us with and all that He is.
We are not deserving of the beautiful delicacies life has to offer but yet we are still blessed with the things that we have. There are people who do not have enough food to eat or a home to go to yet they still have to carry on with their life.
We should never feel a sense of entitlement for our belongings. We should always be cognisant of the fact that misfortune favors no man. Though everybody’s situations are different, we should never see our selves as exampt.
As the seasons change and the weather becomes cooler, let us remember to give to the less fortunate. If our closets are full, why not donate our excess? How about donating an extra blanket or quilt as we cuddle up with our fine heater systems?
But don’t get me wrong, just because one has enough to eat doesn’t always mean they have the luxury of turning on the heater. However, let us never forget those who have to warm themselves against a fire they created out of trash. The weather can be pretty brutal these days so help of any kind will be appreciated.
If you have the ability to be the light for someone else that Jesus is to you, be it. Let us share the love that we are privileged to know with someone who does not. Let us soak in the joys of gathering together. Let us eat and be merry. Let this holiday awaken our hearts so that we may fully enjoy the goodness of the Lord! 😁
May peace roam all around this season and may our thankfulness this holiday lead to a lifestyle of gratitude that is prevalent in each and every day.