Thanksgiving: Not Just for November

Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the United States (in Canada, too, but not in November) that’s celebrated the fourth Thursday of November. But in the world of Christian living, we should be thankful every day.

O give thanks unto the LORD

Psalm 105:1a KJV

Summer is nearly over and I’ve spent much of my time on this blog (and on the Facebook page) quoting verses from Psalms and sharing graphics of verses from this fabulous book.

I’m not thankful summer is nearly over because it’s my favorite season. But I’m thankful for the seasons.

This summer, our air conditioning broke. As I’m typing this, I’m sweating up a storm an it’s not all that hot outside. Only 85 degrees. Since it was over one hundred a couple weeks ago, I’m counting my blessings.

This year, I’m thankful for the cooler weather of summer because it means I’ll be able to sleep. Maybe I won’t have fans running around the clock for a change.

No matter what’s happening in our lives, there is always something to be thankful for.

Mental health professionals say the most emotionally healthy people are those who start their day with gratitude.

Lord, I’m grateful for electricity to run these fans.

Some people say you should list three or five things you’re grateful for in a journal. Then when you’re feeling down or disgruntled, you can open up the book of gratitude and see your list.

Honestly, most of us have more to be thankful for than a year of recording three things daily could ever exhaust.

Thanksgiving should be part of every day and every prayer.

What are you thankful for today?

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