by Rev. Diane Weible
Thanksgiving is one week from today. I could wax and wane about the importance of gratitude and giving thanks and I plan to do some of that in my sermon this Sunday.
Take a deep breath.
And think of five things for which you can give thanks.
Now, take another deep breath.
And think of five more.
Life gets busy. Life gets messy. Life gets painful.
Sometimes we forget how important it is to take some time to give thanks. No matter how difficult and stressful things are, the very act of pausing and focusing on those things for which I have a lot to be thankful for allows me to get out of myself and out of my funk. Then I can listen closely to the voice of God reminding me of hope and love and grace. No matter how bad things get I have never had a time when I could not think of something for which to give thanks.
Happy Thanksgiving and Thank you God for Your love and grace and hope!