All too often I think we sometimes take what we have for granted. Such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Recently, my husband, Bobbie, had a seizure, hurting his head, and ended up on a ventilator for three days in the ICU at a trauma center some miles from our home. As I visited him God grabbed my attention to all of the people on that wing of the hospital. Those who were dying, those who were not able to speak, not able to walk, unconscious, or just couldn’t move at all. In other words, He gave me an intense lesson on “Thankfulness”. What do I mean by that? The fact that I was alive, able to speak, walking through the hallway to the elevators, with great mental capacity, and having full physical movement without the help of a walker or physical therapist. This reminded me of the scripture that says, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (I Thessalonians 5:18 KJV)

No matter our circumstance or situation we should take a praise break, thanking God not only for what He’s done but for Who He is!

Thank God! Bobbie is much better now—they moved him to his own private room. He may still be in the hospital, but he is still with us! We feel so thankful, grateful, and blessed! I am much better, in humility, realizing that a grand table at Thanksgiving Day is a blessing, but to be able to sit at that table with those you genuinely love is a much greater blessing due to our Father in heaven. Something we should never forget and give thanks just not for today, but every day—because life is short and we don’t know what tomorrow will bring. Master Oogway once said, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow’s a mystery, today is a gift that is why it is called the present.”

Heavenly Father, on this Thanksgiving Day, we bow our hearts to You and pray. We give You thanks for all You’ve done, especially for the gift of Jesus, Your Son. … We thank you for life in its abundance. Bless those who are here and those who are in our hearts, and all those who are not as fortunate on this day. In Your Son’s precious name we ask these blessings, Amen.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from all of us here at! Blessings and Peace!

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