Be Thankful on Thanksgiving

People are going to SAY they are thankful for things today.

Here’s the thing.

People need to BE thankful for EVERYTHING every…single…day.

You woke up today? Boom. You just won the lottery of life.

You slept in a bed? In a house?

Even luckier.

You get to take a warm shower with unlimited water? Make it cold for five seconds…. then you’ll see how thankful you really are for warm water.

Brushing your teeth today? Well, if you can turn on a tap and not worry about the water being tainted and giving your kids sickness like those people in Flint Michigan…. you’re even more blessed than you realize.

Do you have clean clothes in your closet? Be thankful for them, as some have to leave their house to clean their clothes, and some only have the clothes on their backs.

Opening up your fridge to get some food to prep for today? It means you’ve got electricity, a kitchen, a stove that works, and money for food. There is a housing project in NYC I read about yesterday that hasn’t had gas for months, and the landlord gave them each one little round hot pot to make thanksgiving dinner. I’m sure if it was a wealthy building it wouldn’t have lasted a day. Be thankful for what you have, and be aware of disparity, work to fix it, and help those with less.

You’ve got family coming today? Be thankful you’re not alone. We have Yahtzee to play, so we can make memories and play at the same time.

You have friends? Text them and tell them how thankful you are for their friendship.

See what I’m doing here?

That’s what cancer does.

It gives you magical glasses that help you see all of your blessings every day, no matter how small.

As for me, it has also brought me to a special book and person.

Jesus and the Bible.

The stories in there are full of blessings, hope, and things to be thankful for….especially the man whose birthday season kicks off today.

Because of Him, I hold onto hope.

Because of Him, I keep my faith.

Because of Him, I am loved and give love.

Because of Him, I am healed.

Because of Him, I am thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, who give precious time each day to read my updates, write comments, and send me love and prayers. I am thankful for each one of you, some of whom I’ve never met, yet love deeply.

May we all see our blessings today and every day.

I am healed

I am healed

I am healed

In Jesus’s name, amen.



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