What Are You Thankful For?

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When the calendar flips over to November, it seems that the times flies by to Thanksgiving, and then before you know it, Christmas. It’s so easy to get caught up in the frenzy surrounding the Christmas season and overlook the importance of Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. A perfect time to look back on the year and give God thanks for all its blessings.

And what better time to kick-off the Christmas season than to give thanks for the greatest gift ever. The gift of Jesus.

This year, I am thankful for my husband and family. For good friends and the community, I live in, the freedom to worship in church each week without fear of being arrested or worse. I am thankful to have a roof over my head and food to eat. And I am thankful that I get to write the books I love to read. I am blessed beyond measure.

And at this time of year, I am thankful for the day of Thanksgiving as well because it gives me a day set aside to pause and look back on all the blessings of the year and give thanks to the one who created it all.

Have a blessed and thankful month!

Mary Alford

http://www.maryalford.net

 

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