Hey friends today is one of my favorite days of the entire year. As I dwell on the year I’m reminded of all those who have prayed and encouraged me. The support I’ve received makes me think of the following Bible verse.
I thank God every time I remember you” ~Philippians 1:3.
This year has held both joy and sorrow, and has been difficult to say the least. However, Jesus has given me the strength each day to endure, and surrounded me with His protection. I thank God everyday for the wonderful people He has blessed my life with in 2017. I am forever grateful to my parents who have been my caregivers, my Gran who stays with me twice weekly, and to my friends and family who have encouraged me on the hard days. I thank God for each of you and you are a gift to me.
Also, please check out my my other Thanksgiving post from yesterday here.
Oh but this post would not be complete without giving my aunt Ellen a shout out and sharing a fun family memory/tradition. Auntie I do apologize for not sharing this in yesterday’s post because I know how much you love this (insert sarcasm here..ha)!
When my mom and aunt were younger my mom and other family used to sing this song to Ellen and she pretty much hated it. It’s one of those cute, stupid things that families laugh about for years.that no one outside the family understands but it’s funny anyways. So here goes –
“Today is turkey day it’s Ellens holiday and we will laugh and sing and do all kinds of things.”
I hope each of you are able to laugh today and enjoy quality time with those you love. As one of my favorite verses states,
“in everything give thanks for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
~1 Thessalonians 5:24
For some encouraging devotionals and posts on gratitude, be sure to read my series – “31 Days of Thanksgiving.” I have been so grateful for each person who participated in this series by sharing their stories. The Lord has used each of them to comfort my soul, and I pray they do the same for you.
Hsppy Thanksgiving to you and yours!