With Thanksgiving tomorrow, it is only appropriate that I have a post about gratitude. Our sermon on Sunday was about Gratitude. To be sure to be grateful to the right source (God), not be selfish or self-righteous in our gratitude.
I am guilty of selfish gratitude alot. My nightly "grats" are usually about ME or my family. I am often not thinking past my own front door. I will try to be grateful for the bounty of others, the safety of others and just in general the good around the world. I will also try to remember to pray for those who have major harships at this time.
As for our plans for tomorrow. My hubby is working and I will try to be grateful for his job and less cranky that he is working. My family is not coming to our new home for Christmas and I will be happy they are safe and not sad they are not coming. I will be thrilled I have a kitchen in which to cook my dinner. I will be grateful when Jay comes home from work and our family is healthy and happy together.
I had purchased all the food for dinner this weekend but didn't buy a turkey because they were all 14+ pounds. The three of us do not need, nor will we eat that much turkey in short enough time. I looked at turkey breasts, but they were way to spendy. I had decided to find a small one today or just have chicken for T'day. We eat bountifully every day and we can't fathom the hunger our forefathers felt and why harvest was such a thankful time, so I could easily be thankful for chicken or even a meatless holiday. God provided, though. My aunt got a turkey from the local churches in mission and then yesterday her boss gave her another turkey. She didn't need two turkeys and she gave me one. I can almost taste it now.
So with gratitude in my heart I say Happy Thanksgiving to all my freinds, both in real life and cyber ones.
Turkey photo stolen from www.marthastewart.com . I used her recipe for the perfect Thanksgiving turkey a few years ago and my husbands employees (to whom I delivered leftovers) tried to get me to open a restaurant. So, three cheers for Martha!