Welcome to November, the month that many of us begin our official holiday count down to Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and the New Year. As we transition into the holiday spirit, prepare for family gatherings of food and fellowship, we have an opportunity to reflect on the things and people we’re most thankful for. I am always thankful for God’s grace, my 4 beautiful children, good health, shelter and the blessings of daily necessities. Although, I am sad that so many people loss their lives to Covid and families will miss the presence of their loved ones across the dinner table, I am thankful that many families will gather as they may feel safer celebrating and sharing sweet memories of those beloved family members.
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reconcile petty conflicts that caused rifts and separation for years at a time. After the year we’ve endured nothing should be prioritized in our lives that continues to polarize and divide us politically, socially or emotionally…there are simply too many things that unite us that we should be thankful for. Like the simple things we have in common which have great significance in how we treat one another. I am thankful for those no matter what race or ethnicity who hold & open doors when I approach an entrance. I’m thankful for the high fives we give one another during sporting events. I’m
thankful for the smiles and eye contact shared that acknowledges the presence of
others. I am thankful for the phone calls and texts that say I am checking on you; and I am thankful for those of you who take the time to read LifeLoveMarriageDivorce monthly blogs.
I am extremely thankful that I am still here by God’s Grace and for the faith I have in the Holy Trinity. I encourage you to take inventory of the things that you are thankful for and allow those things to bring you joy simply because there are so many good things occurring in our lives on a daily basis; so let’s be intentional in giving thanks. Have a happy & blessed Thanksgiving not only on the 4th Thursday of November but everyday.
Until The Next Blog,
Blessings & Love!