“In the Spirit of Thanksgiving…” is the first portion of a sentence that I wrote in emails this week in preparation for Thanksgiving Day tomorrow. I really enjoyed this exercise, having to take stock of all the blessings I have accrued especially in the last year. My only regret is that my family does not do anything special similar to what I have heard and read about others’ traditions. Traditions such as telling each person why you are thankful that they are in your life, with specific examples given. Or that kernel in the basket idea. Nope. We simply say grace and dig into the turkey and gravy and all the other fixings.
So I sat on campus today, instead, and tried to tell God all the things and people I was thankful for, and I couldn’t come near to completing it!
2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.