Thanksgiving Eve, I was communicating with one of my cousins on social media. It was during our communication that I realized my mom had been gone for 3 years on Thanksgiving day. When I realized it, my heart sank and I suddenly felt sad. I was already feeling off balance due to the holiday season and this seemed to worsen it.
I woke up at 5:30 am Thanksgiving morning. Sometimes God wakes us up when he needs time with us. I used to get frustrated but now I know there’s a reason. I woke up and started my morning routine. My devotion, prayer, and meditation. Then I started reading my current book Higher Purpose until I fell back to sleep.
When I woke up the second time at 8:30 am, I had such peace that I wanted to take my 3-mile walk. As I was walking I started thanking God for people. I started thanking him for my tribe, then I started thanking him for those that have been there for me, that had given me opportunities, and who supported me. As each one of my friends and contacts entered my mind, I sent them a “Happy Thanksgiving” text just to let them know I was thinking of them. I lost count of how many texts I sent but I walked almost 2 miles before I finished.
When I finished with my walk and texts, I felt 100 percent better than I did the night before Thanksgiving. It’s proof that we are as we think. When we start being thankful for the “haves” and not the “have-nots” it is a game changer. Having a spirit of gratitude is life-changing.
I share this with you today because I know we are in a season of being thankful for our food and as we enter the season of gift giving we are thankful for our gifts but let’s be thankful for the people in our lives. Those that share space with us, that give us opportunities, that share their love language with us. Let’s continue to be thankful for God protecting us from the those that are not for us but against us so they left us. And give God thanks for sending those to us right when we need them. Who are you thankful for today?