Today is different. Today is Thanksgiving.
Today we have a holiday sanctioned by our Federal Government to give thanks. And no matter who you are or where you are in your life, you have cause to give thanks.
I read something today in Sarah Young's Jesus Calling. She wrote, "If you practice thankfulness consistently, negative thought patterns will gradually grow weaker and weaker."
So today take a few minutes to write down a list of 20 things you are thankful for. Don't think too hard. Just rattle them off. Share them if you like with family and friends. Or keep them close to your heart. I will take my own advice.
Some things Jane is thankful for:
1. My Husband
2. My children (I would like to put them all separately but I think that is cheating)
3. My stepsons
4. My dog Zeko
5. My horse Princess
6. My cats Royal and Killer (and the crazy one Huckleberry)
7. Rory's blog (This Life I Live).
8. My Coffee
9. My slippers
10. My books
11. My fountain pen
12. My ink
13. My church family
14. My ability to play piano
15. Playing cards with my family
17. Cars that work
18. A warm house
19. Dear dear friends
20. My quiet routine
"in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:18