Every year the Christmas decor shows up earlier, and the Black Friday specials start the week before (which isn’t really Black Friday).
But today as I write this, my heart is heavy. Over the past month, I’ve heard of many who have lost loved ones, others who are staying strong fighting awful cancers, and others who have just heard of new cancer.
This post is dedicated to them!
Honestly the older I get the more things rearrange their importance in my life. My husband asked if there was anything I wanted for Christmas, and I found myself without an answer. This year for the holidays I am thankful for my family and the fact that I get to be with them. And that’s all I want! I don’t want to take for granted this privilege I have this year, that others are living without. Whether they lost a loved one unexpectedly or their family is far away somewhere.
Don’t get me wrong, I love all of the fun events that the holidays bring, but what makes them special is who they are spent with, not where they are spent or how many gifts you receive.
Think about other families you know and what other people are going through. Don’t look at them thinking, “wow, I’m thankful I’m not them”. But look at them and think, “how can I be a blessing to them”. Go out of your way to help someone else and do something for someone else.
Christ came to this earth and gave his life so you could have eternal life. I think we can give just a tiny fraction of our lives to be a blessing to someone else.
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:” Philippians 2:5-7
Thanksgiving has become the day before Black Friday.
Let’s take tomorrow and be truly thankful for wherever we are. And let’s make this holiday season about serving others!
Happy Thanksgiving!! 🙂