“How Do You Have a Happy Thanksgiving?”
Every day this week, every where you go, people are saying; “Have a Happy Thanksgiving!” Let’s take a few minutes to think about how we can really have a Happy Thanksgiving! Let’s not let the day go by as just another day. No matter what you are going through right now, you can have a Happy Thanksgiving! I want to encourage you to take the THANKS prescription.
- T = Take Time to Give God Thanks. Thank Him for your family, spouse, children, friends, your job, a place to stay, transportation, food to eat and clothes on your back. The list goes on and on. Be intentional about giving God thanks. You can pray, sing, go to a Thanksgiving service or simply take time to verbally thank God for ALL that He has done and is doing.
- H = Be Hospitable and Give Some Hugs. To be hospitable means to receive or treat guests or strangers warmly and generously. Open up your home, prepare or purchase a meal and be hospitable. If you are going to someone else’s home, be hospitable. Take time to give some Hugs this holiday. A warm hug and hold can make a person’s day. Hug and hold your loved ones. Don’t be afraid to embrace! If you are a part of a family that does not hug, start a new tradition.
- A = Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude. Your attitude is your state of mind, your thoughts or feelings about something. I want to encourage you to keep your mind on the Lord, how good He is and How he has allowed you to see another year. Isaiah 26:3 says God will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Him. Stop thinking about what you don’t have and think about ALL that you do have.
- N = NO NEGATIVE THINKING. Negative thinking can ruin any day.
- K = Be Kind to Everyone. To be kind is to be considerate, helpful, gentle, compassionate, sympathetic towards others. It’s easy to be kind to those who are kind to you. The challenge is to be kind to those family members and friends who are not so kind to you. God gets the glory when we show kindness to everyone!
- S = Smile and Share What You Have. A smile can make a person’s day. Think about a way to share something that you have. Be a blessing to someone. Serve where you can. Acts 20:35 says that it is more blessed to give than to receive.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Until next week . . .