Sony’s Thoughts: Giving Thanks

The sun is shining, and the weatherman is predicting a high of 55 degrees today. This time of year, that’s a huge blessing. Well, any time the sun shines is a blessing as wintertime can be dreary, at least outside. I’ve heard that depression is more rampant in wintertime, more than likely due to the lack of sunshine and people not being able to disassociate the weather from what they feel inside. I know holidays can also be hard for people who have lost loved ones or who may not have good memories of the days that should bring joy and cheer.

As I think of how quickly Thanksgiving is approaching, my mind constantly wanders toward those things I have to be thankful for. It’s never too early to give thanks and, in fact, it’s something we should be doing all year long. Let’s not wait until November 25 where we dutifully mouth a token thanks for something we’re expected to give thanks for. Let’s really think of everything God’s done for us and how much we really do have to be thankful for. If you truly enter into it, a month won’t be enough time to praise Him.

Thank You, Lord, for being so good to such undeserving people. If You never do another thing for us, we have already been overly blessed.

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