Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday with a traditional meal including turkey. The holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated in 1621 at the Plymouth Plantation by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians. They celebrated for three days after their first harvest. With a proclamation by George Washington in 1789, it has been celebrated nationally on the fourth Thursday in November.
Consider what you are thankful for. Consider what, in your life, is a blessing. Is it a long list? Is it short and sweet?
I am thankful for my God and the relationship I am building, and working on daily, with Him. He is my Abba, Guider, Redeemer, Savior, Comforter, Helper, Healer, and my Peace. Through Him, all things are possible.
I am thankful for my family. My family includes my parents, my husband, my kids (by blood and by marriage), my brother, sister, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Family is so important and a blessing, even when you have some family members who are, shall we say, difficult. I find I have to pray fervently for God to help me forgive. I have to have the mindset, or heartset, to Let go and Let GOD.
I am thankful being a survivor. God brought things to the forefront of my life to make sure we learned of my cancer and received treatment. Yes, I am still dealing with problems of going through cancer surgery. Yes, I am still not able to work 6 months after surgery and struggling financially to keep afloat. Yes, I am dealing with pain, daily, with no relief, regardless of what I use or take. BUT, I am alive. I am still here to to be the mama, God guides me to be. I am still here to be a teacher to our son, the way God has put on our hearts to fulfill.
I am thankful for the wonderful families that God has brought into our lives on this journey of life. Blessed with so many friends.
I am thankful for our church family. I am so very thankful that God called me to Journey Fellowship almost 4 years ago. Learning about God and the relationship He is seeking with me has been enlightening. I never saw it in this light before. I am so blessed my eyes, and heart, has been opened to the truth.
I am so thankful for my homeschooling family. The homeschooling journey is a difficult blessing. It can be most challenging, but knowing other families along the same journey helps tremendously.
I am so thankful for my Young Living family. This journey has changed our lives. When you are a person who cannot take medication because of the side affects. And those same side effects are seen occurring in your, at that time, 2 year old son. You look for alternatives. Young Living Essential Oils became my alternative. The work so well to help with our symptoms when we aren’t well and we can use them more frequently. Mainly, I can use them with side effects.
I am thankful for YOU. Blessed to have your interest in reading and following my journey. Share your interest. Let others know of a worthy read or a different perspective.
I have so much more that I am thankful for, but I do need to end this post…. Thank you so much for reading to this point. I pray your thankful list is just as blessed. I pray your holidays are abundant with God’s grace and joy.
Colossians 4: 2 Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;