Senior Pastor's Ponderings...
It seems to me this year more than others, that Thanksgiving is becoming a forgotten holiday. The stores have had their Halloween items out since September and now the Christmas aisles are being filled and Thanksgiving has been forgotten. An unknown author reminded me about being thankful with this thoughtful piece – I Am Thankful. I share it with you to encourage you to remember to be thankful.
1. I am thankful for the wife who says it’s hot dogs tonight because she is home with me and not with someone else.
2. For the husband who is on the sofa who is being a couch potato because he is home with me and not out at the bars.
3. For the teenager who is complaining about doing dishes, because that he or she is at home, not on the streets.
4. For the taxes I pay, because it means that I am employed.
5. For the mess to clean after a party, because it means that I have been surrounded by friends.
6. For the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means I have enough to eat.
7. For my shadow that watches me work, because it means I am in the sunshine.
8. For a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning, and gutters that need fixing, because it means I have a home.
9. For all the complaining I hear about the government, because it means that we have freedom of speech.
10. For the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot, because it means I am able to walk and that I have been blessed with transportation.
11. For my huge heating bill, because it means I am warm.
12. For the lady behind me in church that sings off key, because it means that I can hear.
13. For the pile of laundry and ironing, because it means I have clothes to wear.
14. For weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day, because it means that I am alive.
15. Finally, for too much e-mail, because it means I have friends who are thinking of me.
It’s all about attitude, isn’t it?
Being Thankful! - +PD