Thanksgiving, what exactly comes to your mind when you think about this holiday? For some it may be preparing for that big turkey dinner. For others it is day spent with family and friends enjoying good food and fellowship. And for some it is the start of the shopping madness trying to be the first to take advantage of the deals and promotions the stores offer.
For me, this Thanksgiving I am grateful for another year God has granted me. I try to enjoy each day I'm given. I look forward to spending time with my family. I'm thankful for a day set aside to reflect on all the blessings we enjoy. I think of all the people in this world that don't experience the material things we take for granted and yet we yearn for more. There are people in countries that have nothing but yet they are happy and thankful for what they have because of their relationship with God. Their happiness isn't in material things. In the end they won't mean a thing but our relationship with God is eternal.
This year I am thankful for all the blessings I have despite this disease. I am thankful for my relationship with Jesus because without him I would not experience his grace and strength that sustains me in these hard times.
So this year, when you're enjoying you turkey, don't forget about those less fortunate than we are.