On being Thankful

As this month of November begins, a National Holiday of Thanksgiving will be upon us quickly. An attitude of gratitude is a matter of the heart, everyday of the year.

"The grateful Pilgrims then declared a three-day feast, starting on December 13, 1621, to thank God and to celebrate with their Indian friends. While this was not the first Thanksgiving in America (thanksgiving services were held in Virginia as early as 1607), it was America's first Thanksgiving Festival."

"Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor"

The Pilgrims made a very long journey in miserable conditions to flee religious persecution and find a land where they could worship God freely. Even though the trip was miserable and they didn't have much when they arrived on the chores of North America they were grateful.

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" --
William A Ward

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Colossians 3:15

© Monika Hardy


Conny said...

I'm working on making thankfulness a way of life! :)

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