‘Tis the season to be . . .grateful!

When most of us think of Thanksgiving, turkeys and big meals usually come to mind. Who can stick to a diet when some of the dishes passed around the table are offered only once a year? It’s the one holiday when tradition demands we eat as much as we want, guilt-free.

Or perhaps what comes to mind is that it’s a day when entire families gather, and we reaquaint  ourselves with people we rarely see. Sometimes that’s good . . . sometimes not so much. In a culture that seems increasingly divided, some of us might need to be careful about the direction of our conversations!

Eating, fellowship, pilgrims, the Christmas season kickoff are all good things. But perhaps most importantly, the reason President Lincoln created this holiday was to remind us to thank God for the many blessings He’s given us.

As my pastor reminded me last Sunday, core evidence of a healthy person is gratitude. I ask you: is it possible for a person to be angry and grateful at the same time? Here’s an equation to remember:

Gratitude + expression = shared happiness.

So this year at the dinner table, why not be the obnoxious relative who insists everyone share at least one thing they’re grateful for?

About Maureen Lang

Author of a dozen novels, Maureen Lang has won the Selah Award, a Holt Medallion, FHL's Reader's Choice Award, and been a finalist in such contests as the Christy, the Rita, the Carol, Book Buyer's Best, and others. Before publication she was the recipient of a Golden Heart and a Genesis (then called the Noble Theme). She resides with her husband and kids in the Chicago area. Titles by Maureen Lang All In Good Time Bees In The Butterfly Garden Springtime Of The Spirit Whisper On The Wind Look To The East My Sister Dilly On Sparrow Hill The Oak Leaves Remember Me Pieces Of Silver
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1 Response to ‘Tis the season to be . . .grateful!

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