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It’s Thanksgiving and for me it’s more than a holiday for getting fat and watching football and parades on television. It’s a season of gratitude. It’s actually my favorite holiday. I love fall colors, so it is fun to decorate for it. Turkeys are easy to roast. The craziness that Christmas has become has not yet started — so long as I ignore the “holiday” decorations that went up the day after Halloween.

We started a tradition a long time ago. We list some of the things for which we are grateful. We start on Thanksgiving, but we try to revisit it several times through the New Year.

There are years when it’s hard to be thankful. Times haven’t’ always been easy or plentiful. This year has been a mixed bag, some good, some bad, a lot that could have been better. It would be easy to focus on what has not been good, but I prefer to focus on what God has done for us through the difficult times as well as the easier ones. And, as I consider those times, I realize that the difficult times are the most blessed times, because it is during those times that I rely more on God … I talk more with Him too. Maybe I listen more also . Difficult times pull the layer of cushion back from my comfort zones, so that I am nearer to my Savior.

What’s not to be grateful for when you draw closer to God?

“And we know that all things work together  for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose, …” Romans 8:28

Posted November 28, 2013 by aurorawatcherak in Christianity

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