For many, Thanksgiving is the one time of the year for reflections of gratitude, service to humanity, and of course time for family. While these things are noble, these things fail to convert to a life of gratitude. I have made it my intent to live a daily life of gratitude and praise. I’ve witnessed many things that have caused others to lose all but their lives or sanity. As a pastor and chaplain, I minister to families and individuals who have had sickness or death change bring about sorrow that is so strong that it seems unbearable yet they find the strength through family and faith to make it. This produces a sense of gratitude for life and the material things that come with that. This Thanksgiving day find a way to convert the experiences with family, friends, or service into daily acts of gratitude towards the giver of every good and perfect gift.
Blessings and Love