Taking a Quick Break to be Thankful 

 November 26, 2020

Wow. What a year it has been.

The COVID-19 outbreak, tragic loss of life, and the presidential election have all caused massive amounts of stress, frustration, and confusion.

During difficult times, it can be hard to see the good in just about anything.

And now, Thanksgiving has arrived, and you may not even be able to spend it with family and friends due to the continuing spread of a lethal virus.

I want you to, while reading this, consider for a moment how even through these trying times you have been refined through listening, learning, and loving others.

Maybe you’ve been able to spend more time reading in that time you normally spend commuting to work. Or maybe you’ve rekindled your relationship with your spouse and your children, or a friend you had not spoken to in a while.

Maybe this year has caused you to think through some of the grudges you’ve been holding on to and you have sought reconciliation.

Even in the worst of times, with a proper mindset, you can seek out joy, gratitude, and contentment.

On this Thanksgiving Day, take time to consider what really matters in life. What are your priorities? Do some of them need to be shifted?

What have you learned this year? Whom have you cared for and loved? How have you made a difference?

Life is not about what you get, it’s about what you can give. It’s about serving others and caring for other’s needs. This is where you can find a sense of gratitude and contentment that lasts.

What good would it be to achieve everything in the world, yet not have your health or family and friends to share it with?

Certainly, lots of things to consider.

What are you thankful for?

I am thankful for:

  1. The health and safety of my family and friends during a difficult season of life.
  2. Those around me who have continued to support my growth and development over this year.
  3. My beautiful wife, who commits to loving me unconditionally, every day.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. What a time it is to be thankful for the small things.