Thanksgiving Day Preparation

November 17th, 2010 Posted in writing

Lately it occurred to me that I ought to do some preparing for Thanksgiving, and the best thing I can think of is to practice being thankful, noticing people and things around me that I should be grateful for.

St. Paul wrote that we should be thankful for all the blessings God has given us, that our gratitude ought to be heartfelt, habitual, and lead to a greater love for God and others.

I won’t become an expert at it overnight or in a week, but at least I can start noticing something each day — a generous person, an act of kindness, something that shows God’s beauty and grace — that I can be thankful for. Then maybe Thanksgiving will be a daily event, not just a once-a-year celebration.

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