November 24, 2010 | 2 comments

Thanksgiving Day is tomorrow! At least here in the United States.

I love Thanksgiving Day. It’s not about spending lots of money to buy presents, dressing up in costume, shooting off fireworks, or taking a day off from work to sit in front of the TV and do nothing. It’s about gratitude! And expressing gratitude is a very special event!

Yes, I suppose many people identify the day with buying a turkey and sitting down to a buffet overflowing with food, although millions don’t have that opportunity. But it’s not about sensual indulgence. It’s about practicing one quality that is absolutely essential to the survival and prosperity of mankind—the act of gratitude.

Without gratitude, life becomes selfish, heavy, depressed, lonely and sickly. Ingratitude is a dark empty place to be.

Gratitude is the gateway to God’s goodness! If there was one quality I could list that makes the most difference to a person’s experience of health and happiness, it would be gratitude.

Gratitude is looking for the good, seeing it, acknowledging it and experiencing it.

Gratitude is spiritual mindedness, spirituality expressed, and evidence of a heart in the right place with its Maker.

Gratitude is health-producing, heart-strengthening, and life-invigorating.

Gratitude is joy.

Gratitude is peace.

Gratitude puts bounce in our step, lightness in our heart and hope in our future.

Gratitude heals.

So, don’t hesitate to say thank you today. Thank your Father/Mother for being there, your loved ones for caring, and your neighbors for the good they bring into your community.

There can never be too much gratitude. Indulge it abundantly.

Happy Thanksgiving!

2 thoughts on “Gratitude”

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours – I feel so much gratitude for you and all you do. Thanksgiving is my favorite day of the year starting with going to church and seeing all the love expressed in the faces of everyone there. Vicki

  2. I am so grateful for your daily blog, Evan. This is also my favorite holiday, starting with church where I am privileged to be First Reader. Thank you for expressing your love and gratitude each day for all us us to share.

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