Memo to self: Wake up thankful.
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
For that which we are about to eat, may we be truly thankful.
“Some hae meat and canna eat, –
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit.”
Remember when you were in grade school and someone else got picked to be teacher’s helper? Remember when your friend achieved an “A” when you only received a “B+” on the final math test? Remember when you found out someone was making a higher salary?
Were you thankful?
“It is delightfully easy to thank God for the grace we ourselves have received, but it requires great grace to thank God always for the grace given to others.” James Smith
“A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed – to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October.” Canadian Parliament proclamation, Thursday, January 31, 1957
I was once told that practice makes perfect; in my experience, I found that it also makes permanent. A thankful spirit comes from practicing gratitude on a regular basis. This week will be dedicated to thanking our family, friends, community and fellow creatures that walk with us in the world.
“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” William A. Ward