A Thanksgiving Wish
(Posted November 2019)
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. ---- William Arthur Ward, 20th century writer
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every day we were filled with gratitude for what we have, instead of fretting about what’s missing? What would happen if we no longer wasted time doing the impossible -- trying to “live into the future” -- worrying about what’s going to happen tomorrow, and instead paused to live in this very moment, face-to-face with people who care about us?
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That dream of mine I just described would have a special result: it would turn every day into Thanksgiving. That’s what I wish for all of you. It’s often been said that the greatest wish we can make for one another is not that we have everything: it’s that we have enough. Enough material things to sustain us. Enough love and friendship to let us know we matter. Enough food and shelter to keep us and those we care about safe under these November skies. Enough discernment of the presence of God in our everyday life that we know just how blessed we are. Enough presence of mind that you realize that YOU are a blessing to those whom God has placed by your side in this life.
As we enter this Thanksgiving week and as our Sunday service focuses on those blessings, my wish for all of you is that you have enough. And that your heart warms in gratitude for what, you see, has been yours all along. - Pastor Pat Kriss