Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I choose thankful

"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice." 
-Meister Eckhart

Watch this:

Video from Worship House Media

I realize I'm still a touch hormonal, but this video nearly broke me.  While sitting in church.  Yes folks, I ugly cried in public.  While holding my baby.  Nice mental picture, no?

It really gets to the heart of what Thanksgiving is about: Thankfulness is a state of mind.  It sometimes takes effort to be thankful, especially when we're traveling through the valleys.  But thankfulness is a choice.  

We have become so busy, so consumed by our needs and wants and the responsibilities of jobs and family that we let the opportunities for gratitude pass us by.  

So the next time you see a sunset, or hear your child laugh, or share a meal with loved ones, or feel the heat kick on in your home, bow your head and whisper a prayer of thanks.  Don't be afraid if you're brought to tears, even ugly ones in public.  We are surrounded by blessings, all we really need to do is look.

Have a thankful holiday, friends.  


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