November 25, 2010
Thurs-Sun Blog Hop, Monetary Things, and Gratitude
Head over to Moonangelnay to see her blog hop that she is hosting from Thursday - Sunday.
As we watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and I browse online deals from Gymboree, I have to remember what this day is all about. Not about parade's, food, or shopping deals. It is about thankfullness. And neither the parade or Black Friday would be possible without the gratitude of what is worked for in order for these to take place. We have to remember all the work put into the parade months before it occurs. And all the hard work taken place at our jobs in order to spend the money that God has blessed us with. None of these things would be possible without our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So on this day, let's not forget that God gave us turkeys to cook, people to prepare the feast, those who put the parade together, the trees to be lit tonight, the people who have to work on Black Friday and deal with sales and sometimes frantic shoppers, and our children who bless us (even at their worst), all of these things and more that go into this holiday season. Let's have attitude's of the Fruits of the Spirit toward other's this season, for it is not about us, but about Him. I love the verse for today from Bible Gateway Colossians 3:17 “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action." - W.J. Cameron
"Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow."-Edward Sandford Martin
And one more that I could use for this year ...“Praise God even when you don’t understand what He is doing.” -Henry Jacobsen
May you all have a blessed, grateful, and Happy Thanksgiving!
With Love Heather at Thursday, November 25, 2010