Thanksgiving Day is almost here and it is my favorite holiday. Why? It's not about gift giving or commercialism. It's about spending time with the ones we care about, laughing and reminiscing, and just enjoying each other's company. Thanksgiving Day does come once a year but we should be thankful every day of the year. We should find something, even the smallest of gratitude, because in giving thanks every day we will lighten our load even if it is just for a moment.
I want to take this time to reflect on what we are most thankful for on this day because I know so many times we all take things for granted, myself included. I asked some of the softball players that question-what are you most thankful for at Thanksgiving and here are some of their responses.
- to have wonderful people in my life who stand by me through thick and thin and help push me
to achieve my goals
- family and friends that surround me each day
- for the few people who have stuck by me throughout my life and supported every decision I have made
- my family and all of the opportunities God has blessed me with this year
-family and close friends for their support in decisions I have made
-support I get from my family
-my family and I don't have the opportunity to visit home often so Thanksgiving allows me to see them
-my family because they are the most important people in my life
-my family and all my close friends
-my family because without them I probably wouldn't be where I am today. They always push me to go for my goals and I'm blessed to have them.
-for the people in life and for having more of a relationship with God than I have in the past
-for my family being there to support me in whatever I choose to do
I have to agree with my players that we should be thankful for our families and friends who support
and love us unconditionally. No one lives forever in this life so NEVER take your families and friends for granted! Let's cherish all the moments we have with our families and friends.
Let's make sure though that we thank God for all the blessings He has bestowed upon us. I'm sure we take it for granted alot of times. There are those that go through each day complaining about something, whether the sun was in their eyes, or you got mad at the sales clerk at Lowes because they didn't mix the paint right. But now let's look at the other side of that-what about the blind person who would love to see the sun or the person who would love to have a house to paint instead of being homeless. We are all blessed even when we can't see the blessings sometimes. Never think that you are so bad off that it can't get any worse because it can.
Thanksgiving is a time for celebration and to remember what we are thankful for but let it be a remembrance of having done so throughout the year. I wish each and every one of you the very best Thanksgiving!
Until next time . . . . GO SQUIRRELS!