With this past Thursday being Thanksgiving Day, I have seen and heard people making comments and/or lists about what they are thankful for. The turkeys were not the only thing to get stuffed as families and friends got together to enjoy meals, football games, and a day off from work for those who lucky enough to be off. There were those who were looking forward to Black Friday so they could get a head start on their Christmas shopping.
If you stop and think about it, there were so many people who for one reason or another were not able to celebrate with family and friends. Some, like my son, had to work on Thanksgiving Day. Others may be homeless, sick, in nursing homes and hospitals, mourning the loss of loved ones, or in the military serving our country far from home.
I am thankful and appreciative of all that I have. First and foremost, I am so thankful for Jesus Christ being a part of my life and loving me enough that He suffered on the cross for me. Even though this great country I live in isn't perfect, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else! I have so many freedoms that are not allowed in other countries, such as freedom of speech and religion, and not being treated as property because I'm female. My husband loves me despite my many flaws, my kids are great, and I have an absolutely gorgeous grandson.
As we leave Thanksgiving behind, and look forward to the Christmas season, remember all that you have in your life that you are thankful for.