Thanksgiving. A day we Americans set aside to gain some perspective, make memories, remember our heritage, gather with family and friends and, yes, eat some turkey. There’s something to be said for being thankful. Hopefully we practice gratitude on more days than today, but it is pretty amazing to live in a nation that takes an official day off to remember and give thanks to God for all He has done.
Every family has their traditions. Ours include spending Thanksgiving with friends – this year a house full of them. We’re trying some new things today, too. On the happy side, we are running our first 5k today. At least I think that’s happy. On the not so happy side, we will have an empty chair normally filled by our son, Justin – going to Arkansas with other ORU students for his backpacking class. Bittersweet. We’ll miss him today at our table, but we are thankful for the amazing things God has and is doing in his life.
I’m not sure I want to subject you to my “thankful for” list. Trust me, it’s a big one. I feel like the most blessed man on earth, loved by God and the most amazing wife and kids I know. I’m sure it get’s better, but I can’t even imagine how. There’s more. There’s a lot more. Pages more. More than you want to read. More than you want to know about me.
Let me just give you the short version:
I’m thankful that I’m “… living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for me to live…” Ephesians 2:10
What are you thankful for today?