Christian Books – Donna Louis – Thanksgiving. The word alone echoes basic principals. We are to give thanks for everything as the bible states: In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18. We are also meant to give as the word says: Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure pressed down, and shaken together, and running over shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Luke 6:38. Christian Books – Donna Louis – Thanksgiving.
However, giving does not mean only stocking up on Black Friday to give away at Christmas. We are to give of ourselves, give love, give uplifting thoughts, give a smile, give encouraging words.
If we make a list of all the things we should be grateful and thankful for we would be amazed how much paper we would need. Women for example will go to their closets and state they don’t have the right pair of shoes for an occasion but, remember the quote from Denis Waitley – “I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.” Men like to complain about a talking woman who disturbs them when they are watching sports on TV namely football. What happens when that talking woman is not around to care for them when they get sick with a cold or flu? Christian Books – Donna Louis – Thanksgiving.
In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated in October. That is a great thing because they actually have time to celebrate Thanksgiving in the way it should be instead of just being glossed over like here in the Unites States. Here in the United States we have become so “SALE” oriented that we don’t even dedicate Thanksgiving day for family, friends, and giving thanks because the stores are now opening at 6pm on Thanksgiving for Black Friday. Christian Books – Donna Louis – Thanksgiving.
During this Thanksgiving reflect on all the things you have to give thanks for as well as how to give to people. One simple way is when you’re in the supermarket and you have several items and somebody comes in line behind you with just one or two items, be kind and allow them to go ahead of you and smile. That is a form of giving. Christian Books – Donna Louis – Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving – “The True Essence of the Day!”
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