Monday, November 19, 2012

Living Thanksgiving Every Day

Norman Rockwell's Thanksgiving
"May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children."
Psalm 90:16

Our glasses raised, four generations gathered around the table, gave thanks for God's generous blessings and another year together. We feasted on turkey and all good things until our hearts and bellies filled.

And in the midst of our joy I thought, when we start counting God's gifts, is one thanksgiving day enough? Can our hearts and lips express enough to our ever-giving God? Shouldn't our diet include a large heaping scoop of heart-felt thanksgiving every. single. day?

#28 early morning coffee in bed                                          
#29 a chickadee's serenade                                                  
#30 early Christmas shopping                                             
#31 much work accomplished                                               
#32 God's protection                                                             
#33 new deer sightings                                                          
#34 Christmas music streaming                                           
#35 alone time                                                                         
#36 God's miraculous provision                                            
#37 God's gentle wake-up call                                               
#38 a new baby promised in June                                       
#39 God's Word whispered                                                    
#40 watching God's blessing poured on my children        
#41 giggling grandchildren                                                     
#42 a new friend seeking & speaking                                   
#43 early morning love pats                                                  
#44 playfulness                                                                        
#45 faith community                                                              
#46 four generations gathered, celebrating, giving thanks
#47 happy thanks-birthdays                                                 
#48 word gifts                                                                          

If we readjust our focus, realign our thinking, walk in God's rhythm, then every day is Thanksgiving.

Blessings to you this week,



  1. Love, love, love these positive thoughts Dawn! Blessings your way too, this week sweet sister! ~ Love from Maine, Amy

    1. Hi Amy,
      I trust your Thanksgiving was full of family, fun, and yummilicious treats. But mostly, I know your hearts spilled forth praise to the Giver of all good gifts!

      Blessings to you all,