This week marks a break from the classroom and that in itself is probably enough to make you thankful! I guess the question I’m really asking in the title is: “are you living in a thankful state of mind?” I have come to realize that thankful living is a choice. In the midst of life – which can be demanding, depressing, frustrating, or painful – there is always something for which to be thankful. During this week of Thanksgiving, I wish for you to be able to find those joys that make you smile, and concentrate on them. Look up and thank Him . . . and let this thankfulness carry into next week.
Sue – Voice II
The question “Are you thankful?” is one of the most important questions we will answer in this life. However, being able to answer with an honest and resounding, “Yes” is even more important because God wants us to maintain a posture of being grateful. The way to do that is to focus on what you do have and practice not complaining about what you don’t have. After all, the Israelites had to wander in a desert and eventually died off in the wilderness for having ungrateful hearts. During this season of giving thanks, I want to encourage you, our readers, to remain grateful beyond a holiday. Wake up and look up everyday and give God praise for another day in which you can serve and continue to discover your purpose in Him. Finally, let us all remain inspired by David and actually proclaim on a regular basis, “This is the day that the Lord has made, and I will(choose to) rejoice and be glad in it!”
Deidre- Voice I