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Anyway, yesterday I posted a little about the Christmas season, and how I am trying not to celebrate it until Thanksgiving is over. Because I love Thanksgiving, and I feel bad that so much of it's thunder keeps getting stolen by Christmas. It seems to happen more and more, earlier and earlier every year ;-)
I'll be the first to admit that I have a little bit of a skip in my step on the day after Thanksgiving, because that to me is officially the first day of the Christmas season. But I LOVE waking up on Thanksgiving morning and watching the Macy's Day Parade even more :-) And I love running around from place to place on Thanksgiving, celebrating with our families and eating at each location ;-) And I definitely love coming home after the long day and snuggling with Luke while we watch the first Christmas movie of the season in our exhaustion. Oh...and I alsa kinda love all the Thanksgiving leftovers that last well into the next week. Mmmm, turkey sandwiches ;-)
But Thanksgiving is so much more than that. It is a time to really appreciate everything God has blessed us with. And this whole month, I am challenging myself to have an attitude of thanksgiving in everything I do.
Tonight I was making dinner while listening to my Josh Groban CD (And yes, it was the Christmas one. I slipped again! :-P). There is a song on it called "Thankful." It is technically a Christmas song, but I think it's perfect for Thanksgiving! Listen to it...it will probably bring a tear to your eye as it always does mine. And of course it's a beautiful song...Josh sings it, how could it NOT be? :-)
I could listen to this song over and over, because it makes me realize how much I have to be thankful for, and how much I could be using what I have to help others.
"Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it, but receive it with thanks."
I Timothy 4:4