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For almost two years now, we’ve all had our lives significantly disrupted by the COVID pandemic, political division, and more. This understandably has led to a lot of uncertainty, fear, and overwhelm.

However, while we cannot always choose the things that happen to us, we can choose our responses.

This Thanksgiving, I want to encourage you to make it a day focused on being grateful for what we all have.

Even with everything going on today, we have things so much better than those who first began this holiday. That alone should put things in perspective and spark a sense of gratefulness in each of us.

Being Grateful Is a Habit

Being grateful should not be a once-a-year event, rather a good habit that we intentionally cultivate. Like any good habit, it takes time to develop, but it’s so worth it to do so.

I’ve found that in life, I get more of what I focus on. The more positives I focus on, the happier I tend to be. I assume the same holds true for you as well.

So as we pause this day to celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s take the opportunity to really focus on what all we have to be grateful for.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:16-18‬